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Middlesborough Faces High Cases of Dental Health Issues Following Covid Setback

23rd November 2023

The leading council member of public Health in Middlesborough, Mark Adams, has stated that 28% of residents in the area have experienced dental health issues, a 10% increase from the national average.

Furthermore, Middlesborough has reports of the most cases of dental decay in children aged 5 in the local area.

Adams further commented that dental appointment availability has not yet returned to pre-Covid-19 levels.

In 2020, approximately 68% of children aged 16 and under could secure dental appointments, which dropped to 49% in 2022.

Adams emphasized, “There’s a doubling of decay from three to five-year-olds in Middlesbrough,”

A member of the health scrutiny panel, Jack Banks, stressed, “The level of deprivation is phenomenal, and the percentages are so behind. It’s just disappointing for all of us that are residents of Middlesbrough to have another statistic where it just paints a horrific picture.”Matt Storey, Head of the labor group, attributed the dental crisis to a decrease in funds, asserting that “The best preventative measure is to have everybody registered with a dentist and able to attend a dentist.”

Steps are being put in place to ensure residents of Middlesborough have access to appropriate dental care and reduce the challenges that the dental clinics are facing.

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