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Child tooth removal is at ‘crisis point’ doctors warn

Posted in: Blog, by harpenden, on 28th March 2017 | 0 comments

Child tooth removal is at ‘crisis point’ doctors warn (BBC News). Shocking figures are revealing that hospitals in England are seeing thousands (26 000) of very young children (aged five to nine) each year needing baby teeth removed!

A national dental health survey found almost half of eight-year-olds have signs of decay in their milk teeth. Tooth decay is preventable – largely by limiting sugary food and drink and making sure children visit the dentist regularly, as well as brushing their teeth twice a day with fluoride toothpaste.

With this in mind, the team at Harpenden Smile’s had another great day teaching the kids from a local school in Harpenden about looking after their teeth – we are on the mission!

“Despite NHS dental treatment being free for under-18s, 42% of children did not see a dentist in 2015-16.”


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