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    Sugar Increases Hospital-Based Tooth Extractions

     teeth health smileRadical action such as banning marketing and promotion of sugar laden food items may help cut back on sugar consumption. Sugar intake is quite high among young children, and leads to serious tooth decay.

    Key takeaways:

    • The introduction of a sugar tax on soft drinks would have clear benefits to the oral health of children between 11 and 18 years old.
    • Tighter regulation around price, availability and marketing of sports drinks to children will safeguard their general and dental health.
    • Oral health should be tackled in the same breath as overall health since it affects children’s overall well-being, confidence, mental health and life chances.

    The most important message dentists can give parents is to remember that it is not just the amount of sugar children eat or drink that causes tooth decay, but how often they have sugary foods and drinks.

    Read the full story here

    https://www.bda.org/dentists/policy-campaigns/public-health-science/public-health/sugar

    Dr Nicholas Riley BDS 1996, MJDF 2012

    Nik qualified from Cardiff Dental School in 1996. He has always had a keen interest in clinical excellence, and further education. He recently gained his MJDF qualifications Nik dedicates much of his time to attending many world renowned courses in restorative, aesthetic and implant dentistry, so he can ensure that patients benefit from the most up to date solutions.

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