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Better education needed to reduce tooth decay in children

Frequency of sugar consumption key

Better education is needed to help reduce tooth decay among children on the Island.

That's the view of dentist Mark Hepworth from the Abbey Dental Practice in Ballasalla.

A decade ago the Isle of Man had one of the worst records in Britain when it came to the number of kids with decay, though that has improved in recent years.

Mr Hepworth says it's not necessarily the amount of sugar children have that causes tooth decay, it's how often they have it . . . and education is the key

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