Parents in the UK are being urged to buy their kids dental care at a lower price, in order to save them from falling behind.
According to The Guardian, dental professionals are advising parents to opt for cheaper brands because they can have better results with them.
“The problem is that if you are using a brand with a lower quality you are paying a premium,” one of the dental professionals told the newspaper.
“You are paying for a brand that is only going to have lower quality teeth.
That is a terrible deal.”
But a spokeswoman for the dental service told the paper that it was “a matter of priorities” when it came to dental care.
“We have a duty to make sure that our dentists are treating our patients with care, not at a discount,” she said.
“It’s a matter of how much money you have and the quality of the service.”
However, it is not just the dental care industry that is struggling with a shortage of dentists.
A new report by the UK’s National Dentists’ Organisation, says the NHS has a shortage and the NHS could lose £6.8bn to £7.6bn in revenue over the next five years.
“If there are only a few dentists in the NHS and there is a shortage, then the NHS will lose out,” a spokesperson for the group told the BBC.
“And if there are a lot of dentistry and dentists out there that are very expensive, then you are also losing out.”
There are a number of factors that can make you lose out.
“The NHS has also struggled to keep up with demand for dental care, and is expected to miss its target of providing 200,000 appointments a year by 2020.
The UK’s dental sector has been hit by a rise in people needing treatment for a range of conditions.
There have been a number in recent years, including cavities and dental decay.
Some dentists have said the shortage has forced them to shut down their businesses.
The UK dental industry employs around 2.5 million people, which has also led to a rise of around 1.3 million vacancies.