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Children ‘pay the price’ of dentistry issues, experts warn


The Independent, 1st February 2024 - The comments follow new figures released by the Office for Health Improvement and Disparities.


Children are “continuing to pay the price” for issues in NHS dentistry after a survey of 10 and 11 years olds found one in six has experienced tooth decay.


The Labour Party accused the Government of letting NHS dentistry “rot”.


Shadow health minister Preet Kaur Gill said: “The Conservatives have left NHS dentistry to rot, and now our children’s teeth are rotting too.


“It’s shocking that thousands of children have pain in their mouths that is so bad they are struggling to eat. No child should be suffering through toothache at school.”



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