Dental Health Week 3rd – 9th August, 2020

Dental Health Week 3rd – 9th August, 2020

This week is the 2020 Dental Health Week and the Australian Dental Association are asking people to GET SUGAR SAVVY.

Do you know how much SUGAR is hiding in your shopping trolley?

We usually think of sugar as the white granules we spoon into coffee and tea or add to baking recipes. But sugar comes in many forms and they can all contribute to tooth decay. Sugar can be called over 50 different names, making it hard to detect on food and drink labels. These are known as hidden sugars. Further, products that claim ‘no added sugar’ can still contain a LOT of sugar.

When shopping most labels do not point out a product’s added sugars. To identify any added sugars present, look at the list of ingredients. The nearer the ingredient is to the top of the list, the more present in the food or drink. Hidden sugars in everyday foods can cause your sugar consumption to add up very quickly!

Avoid food or drink with high sugar concentration and give yourself an opportunity to maintain healthy teeth.

Don’t forget

  • Brush with a fluoride toothpaste.
  • Clean between your teeth with floss or interdental brushes, and
  • See a dentist regularly to maintain good oral health.

If you haven’t had a dental check examination in a while, now is the time to schedule an appointment. Remember, prevention is better than cure.

Call us on 03 5134 1311 to make an appointment.

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