Oral Health 22/09/2015

Sugar Rush news in Essex

Sugar really isn’t good news for your dental health! It’s everywhere at the moment on television, supermarkets and of course us ‘The Dentist’ We cannot address this matter enough to the UK’s deteriorating dental health, from sugar consumption.

The effects that sugar consumption is having on children’s dental health cannot be understood. Shockingly, a recent study found half of eight-year-olds have visible signs of decay on their teeth and a third of children are starting school with visible signs of tooth decay.

Tooth decay happens when sugar reacts with the bacteria in plaque. This forms the acid that attacks the teeth and destroys the enamel. After this happens many times, the tooth enamel may break down, forming the hole ‘cavity’. Tooth decay almost always leads to fillings and often leads to teeth having to be extracted.

If our dentist at Benfleet Dental Centre 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.

Work through the sugar Rush!

The problem with sugar is that it’s not easy to moderate. It’s woven into our daily habits, our social fabric and well, it tastes good!

We have to train ourselves to be more aware of what we eat and drink!

It goes without saying; avoid sugar that you don’t know you eating. Double-check sauces, dressings, cereals, soups etc. Look to make your own where you can and cut back on processed food as much as possible.

When you first start looking to cut back on sugar and you realise you’re eating a lot of it, the whole prospect can be somewhat depressing. Start by making one change at a time.

At Benfleet Dental Centre our dentist are here to help with all your questions or help you require

So if you are looking for a great dentist in Essex look no further than Benfleet Dental Centre, we are always here with helpful advice and treatments to help you along the way.

You can call us on 01702 557766 or go to our website or visit our facebook which is full of great tips and advice.

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Benfleet Dental Centre

8 Benfleet Road, Benfleet. SS7 1QB

Opening times

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:30
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 14:00*
*By appointment only