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Should baby teeth be filled?

23rd June 2009

Data from 50 dentists compiled by researchers at Manchester University has shown that putting fillings into baby teeth may not be beneficial for the child.

Professor Martin Tickle, of the University of Manchester, saw no distinction in the amount of teeth removed for pain or infection regardless of whether fillings had been made to baby teeth or not. Dr Gail Topping, of the University of Dundee, said: "This is a really big question to answer. At the moment there is no clear winner and we do not know which is best to recommend. There is no guidance or mandate."

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