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70,000 more toddlers to get their first dental check-up as NHS England targets childhood dental health

 

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70,000 more toddlers to get their first dental check-up as NHS England targets childhood dental health

NHS England is calling on dentists to see an additional 70,000 pre-school children as part of a drive in the health service’s 70th year, to help young families to get into the habit of good dental health.

Latest data show that over 140 children a day, some just one year old, are having decayed teeth removed. These are now being tackled head on with a newly launched awareness programme supporting 24,000 dentists across England to see more children from a young age.