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Region's tooth decay figures are still too high
More than a third of five-year-olds in Yorkshire and the Humber have tooth decay, according to a survey just published by Public Health England.
Although the study shows a slight fall, the region still lags behind the South East of England where decay affects a fifth of five-year-olds.
Dr Jenny Godson, PHE’s Regional Consultant in Dental Public Health for the North of England said: “This latest survey shows the numbers of five-year-olds free from tooth decay have increased, but there is still much to do, dental decay is preventable.”