Many 5 Year Olds in England Have Tooth Decay, New Study Finds

Although the number is down a bit, more than one-quarter of five-year-olds in England suffer from tooth decay, according to a recent survey. Collected by the Public Health England, a government agency, the data included results from over 133,000 dental exams, which covers over twenty percent of five-year-olds in the country. Of that number, exactly 27 percent had tooth decay, which fell from 30 percent in a 2008 survey. Even so, the British Dental Association (BDA) stated that there remains a