In excess of 100 family dentists have rallied to express negative sentiment at the “compromised and mismanaged” condition of the NHS dental service.
The Tooth Hurts
In the open letter, the dental practitioners state that tooth decay is the third most common cause of hospital admittance among children, and that gum disease is prevalent in nearly half of all adults.
One section reads:
“We are witnessing the manipulation of Government figures and statistics that hide the rotten truth, such as dumbing-down how decay is measured and reported, by avoiding modern methods like X-Rays. Just using ‘visible’ eyesight alone misses the hidden decay that’s rotting the population’s teeth.”