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Children's teeth in Rutland worse than Lincolnshire

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A quarter of five year olds in Rutland have tooth decay according to a Public Health England report.

The latest figures reveal Rutland children’s teeth to be in worse shape than the national average - and significantly poorer than those in neighbouring South Kesteven.

The National Dental Epidemiology Programme carries out an oral health survey of five year olds.

Parent and child brushing teeth. Photo: iStock Photos
Parent and child brushing teeth. Photo: iStock Photos

The latest report from the survey shows in England 23 per cent of children have tooth decay.

In Rutland 25 per cent have decay, while in South Kesteven only 15 per cent have bad teeth.

In each lower tier local authority area of England, dentists checked the milk teeth of more than 250 randomly selected children.

Rutland County Councils’ public health team was contacted for its views on the survey findings but did not take the opportunity to respond.

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