As your Local Redcliffe Dentist knows, the Australian Dental Association’s annual health promotion campaign, Dental Health Week, takes place from 3rd – 9th August 2020. The aim is to educate Australians about the importance of maintaining good oral health in their lives.
This year, the focus of Dental Health week is the effect of sugar on oral health, specifically with the aim of shedding light on hidden sugars.
The ADA is encouraging people to Get Sugar Savvy – Read the labels on the packaging of the food we buy so we can know how much sugar we are consuming.
There are two types of sugar – Natural sugar (which refers to the sugar that is naturally present in unprocessed foods and drinks) and Added sugar (which is added to foods and drinks during processing or cooking).
Beware of products that claim they have ‘No added sugar‘ – they can still contain alot of sugar.
For example, did you know if you drink fruit juice, the recommended serving size is 125mL of 100% fruit juice? Eating whole fruits and drinking water is a better choice for healthy teeth.
The ADA recommended daily sugar intake is no more than 6 leveled teaspoons.
Another theme of the ADA Dental Health Week for 2020 is Get Sugar Savvy with Sugar and its effect on Teeth.
Protecting Teeth against tooth Decay is a balancing act – when harmful factors outweigh those that protect the teeth, then tooth decay can form.
We can best protect our teeth with reducing our sugar intake and also brushing twice a day, flossing at least once a day, and visiting your Local Redcliffe Dentists at John Street Dental regularly.
Your Local Redcliffe Dentists at John Street Dental will be taking part in this year’s Dental Health Week and we encourage you to start monitoring your sugar intake.
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