Three-quarters of teenagers suffer tooth decay

The Irish Dental Association says up to three-quarters of Irish teenagers suffer tooth decay.

The Irish Dental Association says up to three-quarters of Irish teenagers suffer tooth decay.

New research has found that up to half of children under the age of five have tooth decay, with the figure rising to three-quarters by the time they reach the age of 15.

The Irish Dental Association's annual conference heard today that recent cutbacks in public dental health schemes put the dental care of children at serious risk.

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