105 children a day having rotten teeth taken out in hospital

06 March 2019 – Telegraph

Almost 9 out of 10 child hospital tooth extractions due to decay
06 March 2019 – Gov.uk

New figures reveal that over 100 children a day are having rotting teeth removed in hospital, when nine in ten cases could have been prevented.

Children aged five and under accounted for 14,545 tooth extractions in 2017/18 in England, with most of those – 12,783 – being the result of tooth decay.


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