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Hey, Sugar Sugar

January 13, 2014 | Dental Hygiene

I know I’ve talked about sugar before on this blog but with the recent press coverage about the sugar content in our foods and the growing obesity of the nation, I thought I’d discuss the dental implications of sugar.

The third most common reason for a child occupying a hospital bed is rotten teeth. Sugar is one of the few substances that rots teeth and it is certainly the most common, and if this is happening to our children now, what does their future hold in term of diabetes and heart disease?

The article below is courtesy of The Daily Mail. It outlines:

The 15 WORST sugary drinks in Britain:

  • Orange juice with as much sugar as 13 Hobnobs and Innocent smoothies have the same as three-and-a-half doughnuts
  • Single serving of white grape juice contains same sugar as four doughnuts
  • One Starbucks coffee has as much sugar as 10 bowls of Golden Grahams
  • Lucozade sport drink has same sugar as two Walls Magnum Ice Creams
  • Experts warn health drinks are partly to blame for our ballooning waistlines
  • No fibre in juices means sugar is absorbed faster leading to liver overload

 

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