The Rise in Tooth Decay in Children

The Rise in Tooth Decay in Children The rise of tooth decay in children has increased dramatically in Australia in recent years. More than 2000 children aged under four are admitted to NSW hospitals every year for surgery on their decaying teeth. Furthermore, one in four children in Australia has untreated dental decay in their baby teeth. * Although children will eventually lose their baby teeth, they are deemed just as important as permanent teeth. NSW Dental Association president Dr Sabrina Manicham highlights that "Baby teeth help children learn to chew and speak properly, and keep the correct spacing in their gums to let their permanent teeth erupt." Tooth decay in young children has in

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