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85 percent of VN children have tooth decay


85 percent of VN children have tooth decayVietNamNet Bridge – Over 90 per cent of Vietnamese suffer from dental disease and 85 per cent of Vietnamese children have tooth decay, according to the National Hospital of Odonto-Stomatology. Surveys conducted by the hospital show an alarming rate of dental problems among the country’s young: 85 per cent of children aged 6 to 8 have decayed baby (milk) teeth, while 54.6 per cent in the 9-11 age group have permanent tooth decay. A lack of professional doctors as well as hesitation to go to see the dentist were the main reasons for the high percentage of people suffering from tooth decay, he said. The Ministry of Education and Training and odontology hospitals have joined together to raise public awareness of oral health, particularly among primary school children. related news Poor dental health major concern among country's youthVNS


Source: VietNamNet News January 11, 2017 09:42 UTC





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