A recent Public Health England survey found that 12% of three-year-olds had suffered from rotten teeth.
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Schools should check kids brush teeth, says NICE

Schools and nurseries need to step in to tackle the worrying trend of tooth decay in children, the advisory body NICE has said.

More than one in 10 three-year-olds in England have rotten teeth.

In some parts of the country, as many as half of five-year-olds have decayed, missing or filled teeth.

NICE's new guidelines for England say nurseries and schools should consider introducing supervised tooth-brushing and fluoride varnishing programmes.

Jon Kay reports.

  • 22 Oct 2014
  • From the section Health
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