Health

Scary Statistics Reveal Untreated Tooth Decay Is A Big Problem In Kids

Scary statistics released by the Australian Dental Association reveal that four-in-10 children aged between 5 and 10 have decay in their baby teeth.

This is in addition to last year’s oral health survey that found a quarter of all Australian children aged 10 and under has untreated tooth decay and one-in-nine never made a dental visit.

If these stats aren’t enough to scare you into booking that dental appointment, then nothing will!

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Emily Toxward

When former journalist Emily Toxward isn’t wrangling her three kids she’s juggling the demands writing and failing fabulously at being a domestic goddess. A published writer for nearly 20 years, Emily left full-time work in 2008 to have children and write from home. Always on the go, she spends her days negotiating with an army of little people she created and visits her local Gold Coast beaches for a little sanity.