Written by Dentistry Today Wednesday, 12 September 2012 15:49
Children in New Zealand aren’t taking advantage of free dental care.
The information was mentioned at World Oral Health Day. Many parents aren’t enabling their children to receive the dental treatment that is free for children under 18 in New Zealand.
It’s essential for children to receive necessary dental treatment to prevent problems from developing in the future. It’s also important because good oral health leads to good overall health.
Dental care in the country has been free for many years now. There is also a major investment program in the works that will further aid dental care in the country. It will update and improve the current dental care that’s available for all children and teenagers through age 18.
The state of oral health in New Zealand has gotten better during the last quarter century but this investment will take it to the next level.