Content: Portsmouth City Council
Tooth decay causes difficulties eating, smiling and sleeping, and sometimes results in teeth being removed under general anaesthetic
A child in England has a rotten tooth removed in hospital every 10 minutes. That’s almost 40,000 a year and tooth decay is the most common reason for hospital admissions in 5 to 9 year olds.
Bad toothache can mean missing school or work and stop you enjoying social events with family and friends.
Click on the video below to watch a video from Portsmouth City Council on dental hygiene: