During September we get smart about sugar at Market Place Dental with Sugar Savvy September.
Not only does sugar drive the most common dental diseases of tooth decay and gum disease but it is also associated with the increasingly common health problems such as obesity, diabetes and high blood pressure. It is easy to be consuming more sugar than we realise as many foods contain ‘hidden sugars’.
Check labels for sneaky sugars such as cane juice, syrup, honey, fruit juice concentrate and anything ending in the suffix '-ose'.
Try products containing Xylitol; a natural sweetener which looks and tastes like sugar, has fewer calories, does not raise blood sugar levels and is beneficial to teeth.