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Victorian children, as young as 18 months, having rotten teeth pulled out

Thousands of Victorian kids are having rotten teeth removed each year because they drink too much soft drink.

Figures in The Age highlighted a survey of 600 pre-school children, which found 200 of those had evidence of tooth decay.

One thousand Victorian kids were put under general anaesthetic at the Royal Dental Hospital last year, most of which were getting multiple teeth removed.

There’s also anecdotal evidence of children as young as four having all their teeth removed due to decay.

‘It’s frightening, but it’s true,’ Dr Sophie Beaumont confirmed on 3AW Drive.

LISTEN: Dentist Sophie Beaumont explains more to Tom Elliott