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Lessons in brushing teeth

Pupils are being given lessons in brushing their teeth at schools in Greater Manchester. The pilot scheme, called Smile Time, is being held in Rochdale which has one of the worst records of tooth decay in the country.

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Statistics show the state of Rochdale children's teeth

2011 - Percentage of children in the Rochdale area aged under 12 with tooth decay was 0.9%, compared to a national average of 0.7%.

2010 - Percentage of children in the Rochdale area aged under 5 with tooth decay was 2.1% compared to a national average of 1.1%.

  • PUBLIC HEALTH OBSERVATORY

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