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Children's teeth are a 'national disgrace' says MLC

Mon, 22 Aug 2011


A politician believes the state of children's teeth on the Island is a national disgrace.

There is more tooth decay here than in the poorest areas of England.

MLC Alex Downie was the only member of Tynwald to make a submission to a consultation on oral health issues.

The Department of Health has now come up with a strategy to try and tackle the problem over the next five years, but Mr Downie doesn't think it's enough.

He thinks youngsters should brush their teeth at school.[play media file below]

 

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