Appalling childhood tooth extraction statistics illustrate need for urgent action in England
Most pharmacy visits for children’s pain medications in London are to treat oral pain.
The government has been accused of letting down children in England following the launch of an unfunded programme to tackle child tooth decay.
The BDA has called on government to act as new figures show nearly 42% of children in England are missing out on free dental care.
Dentist leaders have accused the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) of leaving 400,000 boys a year at risk of cancer
Money pledged to expand dental services in Wales represents just 1/4 of the sum taken out of dental budget each year, says BDA.
Figures on hospital waiting times obtained by the BDA show up to 400 children with tooth decay stuck on a treatment waiting list for up to six months
Children who need a general anaesthetic (GA) to have decayed teeth removed miss at least five days off school.
Online ads for food and drinks high in fat, salt or sugar aimed at children are to be banned under new rules from advertisers.
Leading doctors have criticised a "weak" government strategy to tackle childhood obesity in England
Sudden unexplained infant deaths, or cot deaths, have reached the lowest level on record in England and Wales, according to the latest figures.