Time to talk teeth...

I am no dentist… but my colleagues will tell you that recently, I have become somewhat obsessed with the state of children’s teeth! As a Paediatrician, we spend time prising little ones’ mouths open to check tonsils and get a glimpse of their teeth in doing so. And it sometimes isn’t pretty! Did you know that the commonest reason for children to be admitted to hospital is for dental decay? Often this is so teeth can be pulled out under a general anaesthetic and usually, this is for more than one rotten tooth. Speaking with friends, and even sometimes colleagues, it’s apparent that we’re not all as clued up about our children’s teeth as we might be so here are some useful facts: ·

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