Sugar addiction causes 170 removals of rotten teeth per day among UK children and teenagers

Child having a dental examination

The United Kingdom is facing an epidemic of sugar-induced rotting teeth among children and adolescents, where as many as 170 tooth removals are carried out daily.

And the failure to halt it is a “badge of dishonor”, since it could be prevented by strategies that target sugar consumption.

An NHS England spokesperson said: “NHS dental care for children is free, and tooth decay is preventable, but eating sugary food and drinks is driving this unfortunate and unnecessary epidemic of extractions.”

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