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Hospital operations for child teeth removal increase in England

Dentists have accused the government of having a “short-sighted” approach to tooth decay in England after hospital operations to remove children’s teeth increased to nearly 43,000. There were 42,911 operations in 2016-17 – up from 40,800 the previous year and 36,833 in 2012-13, NHS figures show. The British Dental Association said England had a “second-class” dental service compared to Wales and Scotland. The government said it was “determined” to reduce the number of extractions. Doctors said many of the tooth extractions would be caused by the food and drink children…

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Parents of teen who died after getting wisdom teeth pulled accept $2M settlement

A Minnesota family whose vibrant and active daughter died after going into cardiac arrest while getting her wisdom teeth pulled agreed to a more than $ 2 million settlement against the dentist in November, according to court papers. On June, 9, 2015, Sydney Galleger, 17, was treated by Paul C. Tompach at Edina Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery for the routine procedure, court documents said. At the time, Galleger, a high school junior in Eden Prairie, was a diver on the school’s swim team as well as a skier. Man dies…

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Rotten teeth 'more likely' in deprived areas

Children from Blackburn are four times more likely to have fillings than their counterparts in South Gloucestershire, says a new report on dental health. The report found that as well as there being a regional divide, there was a consistent gap between the dental health of the rich and poor in England. People from the most deprived backgrounds were twice as likely to be admitted to hospital for dental work. But the Nuffield Trust report found an overall improvement in dental health. The report, Root causes: quality and inequality in…

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Seltzer water not harmful to your teeth or health, expert says

Despite recent headlines across the web, drinking sparkling water does not have any harmful effects, a nutrition expert tells ABC News. Americans spent $ 2.3 billion on seltzer or sparkling water over the past year, according to data from the market research company Information Resources, Inc. Some attribute the recent uptick in seltzer water’s popularity with the fact that many people are trading in sodas and sugar-heavy soft drinks for sparkling water. “It makes you feel like you’re drinking something that isn’t water, and so psychologically there’s something in like……

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Barnaby Joyce opens up to GQ about needing stitches, losing teeth and 'gay marriage'

Canberra’s Colosseum – aka The House of Representatives – is nothing compared to Armidale’s Wicklow Hotel.  Just ask Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce who cut his parliamentary teeth, and had his front ones knocked out, while working as a bouncer in the historic pub that lies in the heart of his New England electorate.  Barnaby Jpyce as he appears in the new issue of GQ magazine. Photo: Edward Mulvihill “I was playing first-grade footy at the time and I’ve always known how to look after myself. Most of the time I ‘bounced’ by talking. I’d say, ‘Mate,…

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