Dr Ben Atkins BDS



Dr Ben Atkins BDS

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Dental Education

Childrens’ tooth decay

12th January 2017

Childrens’ tooth decay is a big problem in the UK. I’ve written about it many times, because it is entirely preventable. This week the Local Government Association released some startling figures. These show that there were over 40,000 hospital operations to remove children’s rotting teeth last year.

childrens' tooth decayMedia Interest

Media interest in the story was high, nowhere more so than at the Huffington Post. Amy Packham picked up the story and rang me to get the view from the front line. The major cause is sugar intake. My case study of a six year old having 13 teeth out under general anaesthetic is awful.

Fortunately there is happy ending!