UK ‘oral health crisis’: 170 youngsters a day have teeth extracted as sugar blamed for epidemic

“Britain’s tooth decay epidemic saw around 170 youngsters have teeth extracted in hospital every day last year, with sugar blamed for creating an “oral health crisis”” writes Telegraph Reporters for Council chiefs said the spike represented a crisis in dental health, brought on by excessive sugar intake among young people.The NHS has spent £165 million on such treatment since 2012, past data reveals.New NHS spending data shows there were 42,911 hospital procedures to remove multiple teeth from patients aged 18 and under in 2016-17 at a cost of more than £36 million.

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