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Sixty seconds on . . . brushing teeth

BMJ 2019; 366 doi: (Published 22 July 2019) Cite this as: BMJ 2019;366:l4803
  1. Elisabeth Mahase
  1. The BMJ

I brushed them this morning . . .

Well done, but the government is concerned that many children aren’t, which is leading to thousands of tooth extractions, sometimes even for those under 5 years old.1

Not another thing for GPs to do?

No, the government seems to be switching its focus for public health improvement to teachers. According to a report in the Sun,2 it might suggest toothbrushes and toothpaste are placed in …

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