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Tooth decay affects 12% of three-year-olds, says survey

More than one in 10 three-year-olds have tooth decay, the first survey of the age group shows.

Public Health England researchers checked the teeth of nearly 54,000 children at nurseries, children's centres and playgroups.

They found 12% of children had evidence of tooth decay. These youngsters had an average of three teeth that were decayed, missing or filled.

Dominic Hughes reports.

  • 30 Sep 2014
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