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Concerns over child tooth decay
Tooth decay among five-year-olds is worse on the Isle of Man than in the mainland UK, recently released figures have shown.

A survey found 52% of Manx children examined in 2006 had experienced decay, compared to 39% on the mainland.

Caroline Lewis, director of the island's dental service, said the figures highlighted a trend of declining dental health on the island.

She said: "We are concerned such a poor level of dental health has been found."



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