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Tooth decay can cause school problems

Dr. Henrietta Ewart

Dental problems can lead to bigger issues

The Island's Director of Public Health warns poor dental health can lead to bigger problems for children.

The Manx Government launched its Smile of Mann project this week, which gives nursery pupils lessons in tooth brushing as part of their school day.

Over a quarter of five year olds on the Island are understood to have experienced tooth decay, despite is being preventable.

Dr Henrietta Ewart says dental issues can have an impact at school.  

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