According to recent expert research published in the British Dental Journal almost 30,000 children annually visit hospital to have their teeth extracted or perhaps handled for decay.
The research was performed by Prof David Moles of Plymouth’s Peninsula Dental School. The second creator of the study was Dr Paul Ashley who’s head of Paediatric Dentistry at University College London’s Eastman Dental Institute.
Medical researchers who may have analysed the information described it as “worrying” which the variety of seventeen year olds and under who happen to be admitted to hospital for dental care has encountered a marked expansion after the late 1990’s.
A major public health issue continues to be highlighted by the results of the research published in the British Dental Journal. It was found that kids from poorer places had been twice as susceptible to require dentistry treatment as those from more affluent areas and households.
This shocking revelation has lead to derision of the current Labour government’s policy associated with NHS dentistry. There in addition have been calls from several quarters for the launch of the much debated subject of compulsory water fluoridation.
One of the leading critics of the Labour Government’s NHS Dentistry policy continues to be the Liberal Democrat wellness spokesman, Norman Lamb. Mr Lamb has criticised what he describes as the “appalling lack of access” for the majority of families to NHS dentists and he’s called for a “radical overhaul” of the present NHS dentistry care system.
In an interview held on BBC Radio 5Live Norman Lamb went on record as saying: “One of the achievable causes [of very poor child dental health] is that kids will not the dental office enough. We hear constantly about problems in accessing NHS dentists. It truly shows a failure of federal policy which protects the enamel situation is getting worse, not better.”
The British Dental Journal’s information reported that for less than 17 year old children between 1997 and 2006 there are approximately five hundred thousand courses of tooth treatment in NHS clinics.
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