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UK Against Fluoridation

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

UK - Nearly 41,000 kids have their rotten teeth taken out in hospital

Nearly 41,000 children are admitted to hospital each year to have rotten teeth taken out under general anaesthetic (file photo)Number up 11% in four years as experts blame high sugar diets
More than 160 extractions carried out a day on British children with bad teeth
There were 40,800 operations to remove teeth among under-18s in 2015/16
Youngsters in Britain are the biggest consumers of soft drinks in Europe
Nearly 41,000 children are admitted to hospital each year to have rotten teeth taken out under general anaesthetic.
More than 160 extractions are carried out a day, with experts blaming high consumption of sugary food and drink.
The hospital procedures take place when the damage is too severe to be dealt with by a dental surgery.
Professor Nigel Hunt, dean of the dental faculty at the Royal College of Surgeons, said: ‘The awful impact sugar is having on our children’s teeth is brutally evident in the number of under-18s we are seeing daily that need more than one tooth extracted due to tooth decay. It is shameful that a problem which is 90 per cent preventable continues to plague our children in this way and is costing struggling councils millions annually.
‘Having teeth removed can be very traumatising for children and requires time away from school for them, as well as time away from work for their parents.
‘The Government’s sugar tax will go some way to cutting the sugar consumption that leads to tooth decay but it also needs to support public health campaigns that remind parents of good oral health.....

No mention of fluoridation thankfully. It's sugar, sweets, fizzy drinks and baby bottle tooth decay that cause the problem. 

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