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Letters Cost of living crisis and children’s health

Cost of living crisis is a threat to good health

BMJ 2023; 380 doi: (Published 08 February 2023) Cite this as: BMJ 2023;380:p265
  1. C Albert Yeung, consultant in dental public health1,
  2. Kirsty Dickson, dental core trainee year 12
  1. 1NHS Lanarkshire, Kirklands, Bothwell G71 8BB, UK
  2. 2Edinburgh Dental Institute, Edinburgh, UK
  1. albert.yeung{at}

Camilla Kingdon, president of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, says that toothbrushes and toothpaste for children have become “luxury” items for some families.1

Research by the Oral Health Foundation found that around 82% of adults in the UK were being forced into making sacrifices in their spending habits, with 25% cutting back …

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