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Consuming too many sugary drinks increases chances of death
Consuming two or more sugary drinks a day increases the chances of dying from heart disease, bowel disease and strokes.…
Oral health
Calls for sugar in baby foods to be restricted
The amount of sugar in baby food should be restricted, the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH) says. It…
Oral health
Philips Sonicare launches #habits4life campaign
Philips Sonicare has become the platinum sponsor of National Smile Month and have launched the #habits4life campaign in partnership with some of…
Tooth extractions still the most common hospital procedure for children
Almost nine out of 10 tooth extractions amongst children in hospital are down to preventable tooth decay. Data from Public Health…
What you’ve missed this week
Missed out on this week’s dental news? No problem, here’s what happened over the past seven days… A third of…
Public Health England launches healthy teeth lesson plans
‘Keeping our teeth healthy’ lesson plans are now available from Public Health England as part of its Change4life campaign. There are two plans, one…
Oral health
Children consuming 18 years worth of sugar by the time they’re 10
Children have exceeded the recommended sugar intake of an 18-year-old by the time they reach 10, Public Health England (PHE) says.…
Oral health
A child in England has a rotten tooth removed every 10 minutes
A child in England has a tooth removed in hospital every 10 minutes, research from Public Health England (PHE) shows.…
Oral health
Half of children’s sugar comes from unhealthy snacks and drinks
Half of children’s sugar intake comes from consuming unhealthy snacks and sugary drinks, Public Health England says. It goes on…
Oral health
Children consume half their recommended sugar intake at breakfast
Children consume half their daily recommended sugar intake before they start school, Public Health England has claimed. On average children…
Oral health
Video highlights the detrimental effect sugar has on children’s oral health
Children are consuming 5,500 sugar cubes a year, around 22kg – the same weight as the average five-year-old. These revelations…
Dental patients urged to download Sugar Smart app
Dental patients are being urged to download Public Health England’s free ‘Sugar Smart’ app, which will help combat tooth decay. The…
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