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Children’s oral health is “national disgrace,” says head of royal college

BMJ 2023; 380 doi: (Published 04 January 2023) Cite this as: BMJ 2023;380:p5

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How the cost of living crisis is damaging children’s health

  1. Gareth Iacobucci
  1. The BMJ

The poor state of children’s teeth is a damning indictment of widening inequalities in child health in England, the president of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health has said.

In an interview with The BMJ Camilla Kingdon said that paediatricians were seeing the effects of longstanding health inequalities widening as the cost of living crisis affects the types of ill health that children are presenting with.1 She further told The BMJ, “There are lots of examples. One that we often forget about is oral …

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