A survey by Public Health England found that 25 per cent of 5 year olds had experience tooth decay, and on average 3 or 4 of their teeth were affected. Most of the tooth decay reported also went untreated.
The same survey also reported that tooth extraction was one of the most common hospital procedures for under 5’s, and it was the sixth most common. Furthermore, for children aged between 5 and 9 years old, it was the most common reason for hospital admissions.
Tooth decay is largely preventable, and both children and adults should follow these simple steps to take care of their teeth and prevent decay:
- Using a fluoride toothpaste brush twice a day
- Once a day clean between your teeth with floss or an interdental cleaner
- Eat well balanced meals and limit your snacking
Of course the final step is to visit your dentist regularly for a professional clean and oral examination.
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