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Tooth Decay

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Tooth decay is largely preventable

We often think of decay as a childhood disease – and often it is. But children are not the only ones that are at risk. Many adults, especially older adults, develop decay on the root surfaces of teeth. Tooth decay can affect anyone with teeth – no matter their age.

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Guide to children’s teeth
Guide for parents of children with autism
Both can be found here at the British Society of Paediatric Dentistry

The amount and frequency of sugar intake is a major risk for tooth decay. Find out more about sugar here

Poor saliva flow (a common side effect of medications), increases the risk of tooth decay. Find out more about dry mouth here

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Mouth care for older people information for carers can be found here at the British Society of Gerodontology

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