HOW TO FIGHT THE SUGAR!!
Sugar is hitting the news again! It just highlights the damaging effects sugar has on our health. Frequent sugary attacks on your teeth cause rapid tooth decay, which leads to cavities and thus increase the likeliness for fillings and other dental treatment.
Our dentist at Friars Walk in Dunstable are passionate about advising our patients on the effects of sugar. Every time you eat or drink anything sugary, your teeth are under attack for up to one hour. Sugar can lead to tooth decay, which will damage your teeth and leads to fillings or even extractions
The problem with sugar is that it’s not easy to moderate. It’s in our daily habits, our social fabric and well, it tastes good!
Sugar is in our daily foods and can be known by over 50 names for example dextrose, fructose and sucrose are all the sugars.
If our dentists at Friars Walk can help you recognize or if you just cut back we feel we are doing something to help fight tooth decay – and a healthy lifestyle.
Look at Drinks
Drinking sugar is often a habit rather than necessity. The sugar in the tea, the fruity drink with lunch or the soft drink when socializing. If going without is tough at first, look to cut down the amount of sugar gradually.
Look at what you are buying
Often there can be a big difference in sugar content between brands of the same food. Spending a few minutes researching and finding the ones that don’t have as much added sugar, shaves off a few grams that can make a difference if you are eating these daily.
Although fruits and natural sources of sugar have nutritional benefit and are healthy in many respects, they are still sweet and you’re likely to still experience powerful cravings when consuming them. Fructose, which is found in refined sugar and fruit sources, is the more additive part of sugar that we desire the most.
When you first start managing your sugar intake you will realize you’re eating a lot of it, the whole prospect can be somewhat daunting. Start by making one change at a time. This is a great way to start.
At Friars Walk our dentists are here to help with all your questions or help you require.
So if you are looking for a great Dentist in Dunstable look no further than Friars Walk Dental Practice we are always here with helpful advice and Treatments to help you along the way.
You can call us on 0158 2638 908 or go to our website at http://www.friarswalkdentalpractice.com/or visit our face book page which is full of great advice and tips.