Upswing in dental health of children | Daily News

Upswing in dental health of children

The latest oral survey conducted by the Health Ministry has revealed that there is a marked improvement in the dental health of Sri Lankan children, Health Ministry sources said.

The 2015/2016 National Oral Health Survey reveals that the percentage of tooth decay in children below the age of six has gone down to 63.1 percent from 65.5 percent in 2002.

The percentage of tooth decay in children below 15 has gone down to 30 percent from 39.2 percent in 2002. The percentage of children below the age of 12 with healthy gums has risen to 55.3 percent from 27.2 in 2002, the sources said.

The percentage of people between the ages of 35 and 44 with healthy gums has risen to 47.4 percent from 10.2 percent in 2002, they said. 


 

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