Your Local North Brisbane Dentists at Sandgate Bayside Dental are ready
As your Local Sandgate Dentist knows, the Australian Dental Association’s annual health promotion campaign, Dental Health Week, takes place from 3rd – 9th August 2020. The aim of this is to educate all 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.
Being healthy is something that most of us aim for.
We brush our teeth twice a day. We go for a jog around the neighbourhood. We eat a handful of nuts instead of chomping on a chocolate. We see our doctor whenever we don’t feel well.
But are you aware that all your good work could be being undone by sugars lurking in the depths of many of the processed food items you consume?
Sugar is everywhere in supermarket staples, even some that might appear to be healthy on the surface, and so this Dental Health Week (3 – 9 August | dentalhealthweek.com.au), we’re pulling back the sugary curtain to show you what’s really in the food you eat, and how this information can help you be healthier all over but especially in your mouth.
In other words, we want you to become more “sugar savvy”. It’s time to take a closer look at your supermarket purchases. They’re not as healthy as you might think.
Some of the key recommendations from ADA
Consume no more than 6 teaspoons (24 grams) of free sugar per day
Choose foods with less than 10 grams of sugar per 100 grams.
Look out for hidden sugars when purchasing foods and drinks.
Some General messages from ADA on Dental health week
Brush twice a day with fluoride toothpaste.
Clean between your teeth daily with floss or interdental brushes.
Eat a nutritious diet, low in sugar.
Visit your dentist regularly for check-ups and preventative care.
Your local Brighton dentists at Sandgate Bayside Dental are taking part in this year’s ADA run Dental Health Week. We encourage you to start monitoring your sugar intake and be sugar savvy!