Monday, May 08, 2006

Dental caries experience of British children in an international context:

The United Kingdom is only 10% fluoridated. In June 2005, it was reported:

"The dental health of the majority of British children has improved dramatically since the early 1970s. Twelve-year-old children now have on average less than one decayed, missing (extracted) or filled tooth. Levels of dental decay in UK children at 5 and 12 years are among the lowest in the world...the proportion of UK adults who have no natural teeth has fallen from 37% to 12% over the past four decades."