A British health advisory service has said that schools should start teaching children to brush their teeth. The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (Nice) says that teachers and school nurses should supervise children brushing their teeth to try to reduce rates of decay in children.
Although this is a British suggestion, it’s possible that we could benefit from this in the US as well.
No “British Teeth” Jokes
We know that the standard joke is that people in Britain have worse teeth than those in the US. Whether this is true is debatable. A recent study claimed that from some standpoints British teeth are actually better than US teeth. And for the relevant population, there’s no doubt that the need is just as great in the US as in Britain.
Nice made its suggestion as it announced that 25% of five-year-olds have