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Greater percentage of adults in Wales have dental problems compared to England, says biggest survey in a decade

 

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Greater percentage of adults in Wales have dental problems compared to England, says biggest survey in a decade

A greater percentage of adults in Wales have dental problems than in England, despite more of the Welsh population seeing a dentist regularly, according to the biggest adult dental health survey for 10 years.

Although dental health has improved overall in Wales, England and also in Northern Ireland, a greater percentage of the Welsh population have no natural teeth, not enough teeth to eat comfortably (“functional dentition”) and a greater degree of decay, according to the 2009 Adult Dental Health Survey, published by The NHS Information Centre. More ….