Regular dental care should be accessible for all. NZ Outdoors Party will support government subsidies for adult dental treatment costs.
We are lucky in New Zealand to have dental clinics with experienced and competent dental nurses in most schools. However, The Outdoors Party will ensure that only toxin-free products are used in school dental clinics and children’s dental health across the board. Amalgam and slow-release fluoride fillings must be phased out.
Education on good dental hygiene and good nutrition to build healthy teeth will be made part of the primary school curriculum, Yr 11 Health Curriculum, Plunket program, and the Mothers for Mothers program.