The National Dental Epidemiology Programme's survey highlights England's oral health

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A new oral health survey, conducted by the National Dental Epidemiology Programme, has reported that twenty-seven per cent of England’s population suffers from tooth decay, with approximately two-point-one decayed teeth per person.

Furthermore, the survey highlighted that untreated tooth decay was more prevalent among participants aged twenty-five to thirty-four years. In addition, it unveiled that fifteen per cent of dental attendees in England wore dentures, while only one per cent had none of their teeth.

“The National Dental Epidemiology Programme's survey highlights England's oral health.“

Also, seventy-one per cent of dental attendees were found to have a current need for dental treatment, and eighty-four per cent said it had been a year or less since they last visited the dentist.

It also outlined that inadequate oral health disproportionately impacted those of older age as well as those from deprived areas. Additionally, reports of oral health issues in the last twelve months from participants living in more deprived areas were three times the amount of members living in less deprived locations.

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