Blog

Blog

Sugar

Posted on 12 February, 2016 at 4:35
DENTAL HEALTH & HABITSsmall-sugar-small

What sugar does to our teeth?

Not only is the rising sugar which has crept into our diets got us fatter and craving for the next hit, it’s killing our teeth.

Around half of 8 year olds have dental decay and that means likely decay in their adult teeth. Around 500 kids a week in England alone are being put under GA to have most of their rotten teeth removed.

Every time we consume sugar, the bacteria which sticks to the teeth surface converts it into acid during an acid attack which gradually eats away at the tough outer protective enamel and once through the enamel will lead to rapid destruction of your tooth.

When is most damaging?

An acid attack usually lasts around 30 minutes regardless of how much sugar is consumed and will lead to the same effect. The length of the acid attack depends on how much saliva is in your mouth and how long the sugary food stays in contact with your teeth. Put simply if you have less saliva and sticky sugary food regularly then your chances of getting decay is very high.

 How can you keep enjoying sweet foods and not lose your teeth?

We live in the real world. Sweet foods and chocolates are part of our everyday lives and its unrealistic to suggest that we will just stop.

Added sugar is certainly a good way to kill your teeth. Many fizzy drinks contain over 12 spoonful of sugar and so should be avoided. Many food producers are now using sugar as a preservative and to optimize the taste of the food e.g. tomato ketchup. Always brush first thing in the morning and last thing at night using a fluoride toothpaste and if you have lots of fillings, use a fluoride based mouthwash.

Top tips to reduce dental decay

1)   Cut down how many times you have sugary snacks, its frequency not quantity that worsens decay.

2)   If you eat sugary food, consume them after a meal as your saliva defense is at its best and so will reduce the duration of the acid attack.

3)   Chew sugar free gum after eating sugary food as this boosts saliva flow.

4)   Check food and drink labels and always choose the sugar free option.

5)   If you have a sweet tooth, try artificial sweeteners and always choose sugar free mints or cough sweet alternatives.

Categories: None

Post a Comment

Oops!

Oops, you forgot something.

Oops!

The words you entered did not match the given text. Please try again.

351 Comments

Reply stone island
6:12 on 20 September, 2020 
It's best to participate in a contest for top-of-the-line blogs on the web. I'll advocate this website!
stone island http://www.stoneislands.us
Reply supreme
0:01 on 20 September, 2020 
There are actually a whole lot of details like that to take into consideration. That may be a nice point to bring up. I provide the thoughts above as common inspiration however clearly there are questions just like the one you carry up where crucial factor might be working in trustworthy good faith. I don?t know if greatest practices have emerged round things like that, but I am certain that your job is clearly identified as a good game. Both girls and boys really feel the affect of only a moment?s pleasure, for the rest of their lives.
supreme http://www.supremeclothings.com
Reply kyrie 6 shoes
23:12 on 19 September, 2020 
The next time I read a blog, I hope that it doesnt disappoint me as a lot as this one. I imply, I know it was my choice to read, but I actually thought youd have something fascinating to say. All I hear is a bunch of whining about one thing that you would repair if you werent too busy searching for attention.
kyrie 6 shoes http://www.kyrie-6.com
Reply kd shoes
22:01 on 19 September, 2020 
Whats up! I just would like to give an enormous thumbs up for the nice information you may have right here on this post. I might be coming again to your blog for extra soon.
kd shoes http://www.kd-shoes.us
Reply off white
19:03 on 19 September, 2020 
I discovered your weblog site on google and verify a number of of your early posts. Continue to maintain up the excellent operate. I simply further up your RSS feed to my MSN Information Reader. Seeking ahead to reading extra from you in a while!?
off white http://www.offwhite.us.com
Reply hermes bag
18:48 on 19 September, 2020 
It is best to participate in a contest for probably the greatest blogs on the web. I will advocate this website!
hermes bag http://www.hermes-handbags.us.com
Reply yeezy boost 350
17:37 on 19 September, 2020 
Can I simply say what a reduction to search out somebody who really knows what theyre talking about on the internet. You positively know the best way to deliver a difficulty to light and make it important. More folks need to read this and understand this aspect of the story. I cant believe youre not more widespread since you positively have the gift.
yeezy boost 350 http://www.yeezyboost-350v2.us.com
Reply jordan retro
14:08 on 19 September, 2020 
Would you be thinking about exchanging links?
jordan retro http://www.jordan-retro.us.com
Reply off white hoodie
7:57 on 19 September, 2020 
Your home is valueble for me. Thanks!?
off white hoodie http://www.offwhitehoodie.us.com
Reply supreme new york
7:56 on 19 September, 2020 
I discovered your weblog site on google and verify a couple of of your early posts. Proceed to maintain up the very good operate. I simply further up your RSS feed to my MSN News Reader. Seeking ahead to reading extra from you afterward!?
supreme new york http://www.supremenewyork.us.com
Reply balenciaga sneakers
7:36 on 19 September, 2020 
It?s arduous to seek out knowledgeable folks on this topic, however you sound like you know what you?re talking about! Thanks
balenciaga sneakers http://www.balenciaga.us.com
Reply jordan 4
0:59 on 19 September, 2020 
The subsequent time I read a blog, I hope that it doesnt disappoint me as much as this one. I mean, I do know it was my choice to learn, however I actually thought youd have one thing fascinating to say. All I hear is a bunch of whining about something that you could fix if you happen to werent too busy in search of attention.
jordan 4 http://www.jordan4.us.com
Reply yeezy 700
20:19 on 18 September, 2020 
Hiya! I just would like to give a huge thumbs up for the nice information you have got right here on this post. I shall be coming back to your blog for extra soon.
yeezy 700 http://www.yeezy-shoes.us.org
Reply curry shoes
18:11 on 18 September, 2020 
This web page is mostly a stroll-via for the entire data you needed about this and didn?t know who to ask. Glimpse here, and you?ll definitely uncover it.
curry shoes http://www.curryshoes.net
Reply yeezy
18:06 on 18 September, 2020 
An interesting discussion is price comment. I believe that you must write extra on this matter, it may not be a taboo subject but generally persons are not sufficient to speak on such topics. To the next. Cheers
yeezy http://www.yeezy-boost350.us.com
Reply calvin klein underwear
17:46 on 18 September, 2020 
Good day! I simply would like to give a huge thumbs up for the great info you may have here on this post. I will probably be coming again to your weblog for extra soon.
calvin klein underwear http://www.calvinkleinoutlet.us.com
Reply hermes handbags
14:10 on 18 September, 2020 
Spot on with this write-up, I actually think this web site wants way more consideration. I?ll in all probability be once more to read rather more, thanks for that info.
hermes handbags http://www.hermes-handbags.us.org
Reply bape hoodie
14:07 on 18 September, 2020 
I am often to blogging and i really appreciate your content. The article has really peaks my interest. I am going to bookmark your web site and maintain checking for brand new information.
bape hoodie http://www.bapehoodie.us
Reply stephen curry shoes
10:44 on 18 September, 2020 
Aw, this was a very nice post. In thought I would like to put in writing like this moreover ?taking time and precise effort to make a very good article?however what can I say?I procrastinate alot and by no means appear to get one thing done.
stephen curry shoes http://www.stephcurry.us
Reply irving shoes
9:38 on 18 September, 2020 
very nice submit, i definitely love this website, carry on it
irving shoes http://www.kyrieirving-shoes.us.com