One in eight three year olds has tooth decay

BMJ 2014; 349 doi: (Published 30 September 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;349:g5928
  1. Jacqui Wise
  1. 1London

Twelve percent of three year old children in England have visible dental decay and an average of three decayed teeth, the first national survey of dental health in this age group has found.

The survey,1 carried out by Public Health England, found a wide variation in prevalence, ranging from 2% to 34% across the country. The highest rate was in the East Midlands, with high rates also in the …

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