Dentists fear a ‘tsunami’ of post-lockdown tooth decay

Half of UK parents say their children have missed a check-up since restrictions were introduced, a survey finds

Dentists face a “tsunami” of untreated tooth decay because children have been kept away from dental surgeries during lockdown.

Half of parents in the UK said their children had missed a check-up since March, according to an Opinium survey for the Association of Dental Groups (ADG), which represents practices across the country.

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