Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Tooth Decay Increases in Children - IBTHealth - Health Guide For the Modern Lifestyle

Australia is about 75% fluoridated: "A recent study done by the Child Health Survey released by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare has found that nearly 50 percent of all children aged six experienced tooth decay."

"The study found that decay in the permanent teeth of children of 12 to 15 years of age was seen in 40 and 57 percent of the children. There was tooth decay in five or six permanent teeth of 10 percent of teenagers.

In children aged six, almost half of them had tooth decay with an average of 2 baby teeth affected. In children of four to six years old, the decay was found in more than 9 of their baby teeth."