Dentists warn sugar tax won't solve chronic child tooth decay crisis

Revenue from proposed levy should go towards oral healthcare

21st April, 2016

Dentists have warned a sugar tax won't stave off chronic levels of tooth decay among Irish children.

At its annual conference in Galway, The Irish Dental Association (IDA), said every dentist is in favour of limiting the intake of sugar, but said achieving such a reduction would required a multi faceted approach.

The IDA pointed out that children from more deprived backgrounds have a higher risk of decay and have been hardest hit by HSE...

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