November 15, 2023 5.30 pm

Is the sugar tax a success for kids’ dental health? Lincolnshire dentists speak out

Can sugar tax claim credit for reducing tooth decay?

Dentists and dental practices in Lincolnshire welcomed calls to extend the sugar tax to include confectionery, biscuits and cereals after its apparent success in reducing tooth decay among children in England.

The Guardian reports that since the April 2018 introduction of the sugar tax on soft drinks with added sugar, there has been a 12% decline in hospital admissions for tooth extractions in children under 18. Researchers from Cambridge and Glasgow universities analysed NHS data on hospital admissions of children with decayed teeth extracted.

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