Dental decay is the most common non-infectious disease in the world.
It is the most common reason for hospital admissions in 5 to 9 year old. It can affect general health, can cause pain and infection.
However it is largely preventable.
Sugar is one of the major causes of tooth decay. Limiting both the frequency and amount of sugar we have in our diets can help with prevention. We have to eat healthily, avoid fizzy acidic drinks and limit free sugars in our diet to maintain good oral and overall health.
Free sugars are any sugars that are added to food or drinks either by manufacturers or ourselves. It also includes sugars that are already present in honey or syrup and fruit juices.
Please ask your dentist for further information, diet analysis and diet advice customised to your needs.