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Tooth decay in children is too high

19th March 2013

The Chief Dental Officer, David Thomas, has warned that dental decay in children in Wales is still "too high".


Although recently published figures showed a drop in the number of five-year-old children with dental problems, Mr Thomas has launched a five year plan to improve dental health this week. He said: "Prevention is at the core of the plan. This is one of our major goals, together with the need to raise awareness of people's responsibility in taking care of their own oral health."

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nadya ali

Monday 25th March 2013 @ 13:18

Tooth decay in children is getting common these days and it is mostly because of lack of information and awareness among mothers regarding how to combat this problem. First thing for prevention of cavities should be awareness of the fact that diet and nutrition play an important role in dental health. Absence of certain vital nutrients like vitamin D, calcium, phosphorus, magnesium and other minerals in diet contribute towards tooth decay. If these nutrient rich diet is given to children then this will prevent tooth decay in them and will also help in reversing the existing cavities. I would suggest this book 'Cure tooth decay' by Ramiel Nagel in which the author has described the causes of tooth decay and has given an effective diet plan which not only helps in prevention of cavities in children but also in reversal of tooth decay. It will add to the knowledge of mothers regarding oral health of their children.

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