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A blog considering how best to keep your child’s teeth healthy
By Katie Parr
Public Health England have announced that 90% of all extractions of young children, aged 0-5, teeth are due to preventable decay.
In 2017-8 this amounted to 12,783 extractions for children under 5 because of avoidable tooth decay!
Sadly not all is equal in statistics, it is areas of poverty that have the most instances of children with tooth decay.
Positively, there is much that you can do to help your child avoid having to undergo a tooth extraction – and most are very low cost (or no cost):
Children who have tooth decay very early in their lives and have teeth extracted are much more likely to develop problems in their adult teeth. Setting young children up with good dental and diet choices that are good for their teeth will not just help them now, but also in the future!