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Schools fight against tooth decay by teaching kids to brush
Updated: 10/31/2012 5:59:06 AM

Schools fight against tooth decay by teaching kids to brush  Tooth decay is a major dental health problem in the U.S. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, tooth decay affects American children more than any other chronic infectious disease. This is why it's important for dental health professionals in this country to make sure parents fully understand how to care for their children's teeth.

Tooth decay is also a major problem in England, and some schools are taking steps to do something about it.

For example, the Manchester Evening news recently reported that three schools in the U.K. are starting a program where students in Rochdale take a break from their classes everyday to brush their teeth.

"Teachers will be trained to ensure that only a pea-sized amount of toothpaste will be used for tooth brushing which is the recommended amount for primary school-aged children. Children in the Rochdale borough have some of the highest rates of tooth decay in the country so we want to reverse this trend and ensure our children have happy, healthy smiles," Andrew Forrest, oral health manager at Pennine Care, told the news source.

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