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Shocking Dental Decay Figures Lead To Call For Northern Ireland Oral Strategy

October 18, 2019
by Belfast Telegraph

Three times as many children in Northern Ireland have endured the trauma of operations to remove rotting teeth than those in England, a leading dental organisation has said.

More than 82,000 baby teeth were removed from babies and children in Northern Ireland between 2014/15 and 2017/18, according to statistics from the Health and Social Care Board.

A further 10,046 adult teeth were extracted from older children due to dental decay during the same four-year period.

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