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People in this London borough have the worst teeth according to NHS figures

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Few Londoners can say visiting the dentist is ever the spotlight of their week.

The newest dental statistics, nonetheless, present that NHS dentists carried out 1.1 million fillings and fissure sealants on adults and 637,206 on kids throughout the metropolis in 2019/20 – that is quite a lot of journeys to the dentist.

These procedures are used when folks have allowed their teeth to decay to the level that dentists want to intervene – both by filling in holes in their teeth or reapplying protecting sealants.

According to NHS figures, Barking and Dagenham has the worst drawback with rotten teeth in the capital, with 36,614 fillings and fissure sealants carried out on adults final yr, and 25,946 on kids.

That works out as 25 of those procedures for each 100 adults in the borough, and 41 for each 100 kids.

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Barking and Dagenham is above the nationwide common of 21 for each 100 for adults and 31 for each 100 for youngsters.

The East London borough sits in 24 place in nationwide rankings of the worst teeth.

The borough of Haringey follows intently behind Barking and Dagenham in second place for the worst teeth based mostly on fillings and fissure sealants acquired.

44,214 adults in Haringey acquired fillings and fissure sealants in 2019/20 with 27,607 kids receiving the similar therapy. This equates to 21 adults per 100 and 46 for each 100 kids – equal and above the nationwide common, respectively.

In third place is the West London borough of Ealing with 22 adults per 100 receiving fillings and fissure sealants in 2019/20 and 40 kids per 100 receiving the similar therapy.

In phrases of the healthiest teeth in London, Richmond-Upon-Thames took the high place with solely 12 adults per 100 having fillings and fissure sealant remedies and 21 per 100 for youngsters.

See the full checklist under of the worst teeth in the capital based mostly on fillings and fissure sealants:

Borough

Adults – Fillings and Fissure Sealants Rate per 100

Children – Fillings and Fissure Sealants

Rate per 100

Barking and Dagenham

36,614

25

25,946

41

Haringey

44,214

21

27,607

46

Ealing

57,014

22

32,465

40

Hounslow

40,266

20

27,050

41

Redbridge

44,735

20

28,648

38

Brent

46,063

18

32,293

42

Enfield

47,210

19

29,769

33

Greenwich

42,331

19

22,808

35

Lewisham

48,719

21

20,005

29

Harrow

32,957

17

22,538

38

Hammersmith and Fulham

27,404

19

13,190

36

Croydon

56,295

19

28,088

30

Lambeth

45,451

17

22,451

36

Kingston-upon-Thames

23,678

17

12,823

32

Southwark

40,994

16

23,874

37

Waltham Forest

35,630

17

20,033

30

Sutton

25,871

16

13,444

28

Westminster

36,832

17

12,213

25

Havering

33,436

17

14,158

24

Newham

35,724

13

28,491

33

Bromley

38,007

15

20,087

27

Hillingdon

34,678

15

18,932

26

Merton

22,704

14

12,761

27

Islington

29,855

15

10,733

25

Barnet

38,687

13

24,086

26

Hackney

28,772

13

15,694

25

Bexley

27,118

14

11,523

20

Tower Hamlets

30,768

12

19,107

26

Wandsworth

32,673

12

16,271

25

Kensington and Chelsea

15,418

12

7,445

26

Camden

25,560

12

12,904

25

Richmond upon Thames

13,930

12

9,614

21