Oral Health Goal: Cut Sugar Intake in Half

Oral Health Goal: Cut Sugar Intake in Half

FAMILY DENTIST BELLS CORNERS, OTTAWA – Dr. Ryan Kirschner

SUGAR GOES BY MANY NAMES and hides where we’d least expect it. Molasses and maltose? Sugar. Corn syrup and sucrose? Sugar. Honey and agave nectar? They’re sugar too!

We Consume a Jaw-Dropping Amount of Sugar

Sugar in some form is added to 74 percent of packaged foods. That’s a lot of fuel for the harmful bacteria living in our mouths (particularly during orthodontic treatment when there are so many extra nooks and crannies for food to stay trapped after meals and snacks).

Sugar Versus Oral Health

Sugar has many negative health effects, but as dental professionals, we’re focused on how it impacts our teeth. Sugar consumption is closely linked to gum disease and tooth decay, and it can eventually lead to needing treatment like fillings and root canal therapy.

Cutting Back on Sugar

So how can we avoid sugar when it has so many disguises? The easiest way is to cut out sugary sodas, fruit juices, and cereals for ourselves and our kids. We should also pay attention to food labels and try to buy foods with less added sugar. Finally, if we make more of our food from scratch, we’ll have better control of how much sugar goes into it!

The content on this blog is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of qualified health providers with questions you may have regarding medical conditions.

https://mysocialpracticeblogpostexamples.wordpress.com/2022/01/25/oral-health-goal-cut-sugar-intake-in-half/
Additional Blog Posts

You Might Also Like

We have selected a few more blog posts that you might be also interested in reading more about.

Top Benefits of Becoming a Dentist

Top Benefits of Becoming a Dentist

Choosing a career path can be scary, but it’s never

How Nail-Biting Impacts Oral Health

How Nail-Biting Impacts Oral Health

Nail biting is an extremely common habit, and it’s not

Tips for Preventing Swimmer’s Calculus

Tips for Preventing Swimmer’s Calculus

Swimming is one of the top summer activities in Bells