9 Dec 2010

One in 10 adults in Wales 'has no natural teeth'

One in 10 adults in Wales has no natural teeth. In England the figure is one in 17 and in Northern Ireland it is one in 14.
However, overall, the majority of adults - 71% - had no decay on the crowns of their teeth.
The figure has improved vastly since 1978, when one third of Welsh adults had no natural teeth.

Wales is not fluoridated and only 10% have lost all their teeth. In the US, which is 70% fluoridation, 18% have lost all their teeth:NYSCOF

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