Here’s the key graphic as discussed in my lecture for Colgate. Click the image to view full size.
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.
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!