Wednesday, December 11, 2013

reducing sugar - can everyone agree that it causes tooth decay?

I just read an interesting article that suggested a global initiative to reduce sugar in processed foods.

Is this possible? 

Now that children are used to such incredibly sweet foods including sugary and brightly colored yogurts, cookies, cereals and "healthy snacks", how will their taste buds react to a reduced sugary version?

The full article examines a study done by The Newcastle University which was commissioned by the WHO and published today in the Journal of Dental Research.

When traveling to Europe and eating packaged food, you can really taste the difference....America provides food that is over the top sweet. We "amp up" the levels in taste, while adding massive amounts of sugar. This is absolutely terrible for your teeth and produces tooth decay, not to mention affecting the longevity of your teeth.

As always, if you must drink sodas and eat such sugary food, please brush your teeth and use a mouthwash. If you are unable to use a toothbrush, rinse your mouth with a drink of water. And don't forget to come twice a year for a regular dental examination!