21 Oct 2012

Tooth decay most prevalent child disease

ISLAMABAD, Oct 20: Dental cavities (tooth decay) are the most prevalent chronic childhood disease in the country. It is five times more common than asthma, and almost 50 per cent of children aged between 12 and 15 have two teeth involved in the disease process. This was stated by participants of the ‘restorative dentistry symposium’ organised by the Islamabad Medical and Dental College on Saturday...... I thought they had too much fluoride in their water? Groundwater Quality: Pakistan Overview . Excessive fluoride is an additional common problem.

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