Recent figures have shown the shocking state of children’s teeth in the UK, revealing that 90 per cent of child tooth extractions are the result of tooth decay.
Public Health England (PHE) released findings that showed there were 59,314 tooth extractions between 2017 and 2018, with 38,385 of these being caused decay. Among children under the age of six years old, 12,783 of 14,545 extractions were due to rotting teeth during this period.
Tooth decay is easily preventable by reducing the amount of sugar consumed and improving oral hygiene. If these steps are taken, children would not have to miss out on a total of 60,000 days of school a year, and could see their eating and sleeping improve.