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Hospitals remove a rotten tooth from a child every 10 minutes

A child in England has a tooth removed in hospital every 10 minutes due to preventable tooth decay, according to data published by Public Health England.

With the government’s soft drinks industry levy coming into effect today, PHE’s Change4Life campaign is reminding parents that sugary drinks, including juice drinks, energy drinks, cola and other fizzy drinks, are one of the main sources of sugar in children’s diets.

Tooth extraction remains the most common reason for hospital admissions in five to nine year olds. Figures show around 141 children a day have teeth removed.