Child Tooth Decay

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Catch up with this week’s dental news – 17 February 2024
It’s been a busy week for dental news. Missed it? Here’s what’s happened over the past seven days… NHS dental…
‘Stark inequalities’ – number of child tooth extractions halved during pandemic
The number of child tooth extractions more than halved during the pandemic, new figures reveal. New data shows 35,190 extractions…
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Fillings not the best way to tackle tooth decay in children
There’s no evidence to suggest conventional fillings are more successful than sealing decay into teeth. Findings from a major dental…
£1.5 million programme tackles child tooth decay and obesity in Rochdale
Hundreds of children under-five across Rochdale are set to be saved from the pain and misery of tooth decay after…
New Year’s honour for ‘Toothfairy’ Claire Stevens
Claire Stevens – aka the ‘Toothfairy’ – has been appointed a CBE in the Queen’s New Year’s Honours List in…
Child tooth decay in Wales drops
Child tooth decay in Wales has fallen, with the proportion of children experiencing tooth decay now standing at 34.2%. This is…
Oral health
Hard facts about oral health
James Helliwell highlights some important facts about looking after your oral health. ‘You likely know a few important things about…
Oral health
What can dentists do about the crisis in children’s tooth decay?
Dentists have an obligation to address the epidemic of decay in children, Michael Watson says. Dentists have a ‘key role…
Child tooth decay crisis discussed by MPs and Ministers
MPs and Ministers discussed Britain’s child tooth decay crisis and ways to tackle the epidemic. The debate on 3 February…
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