It is World Oral Health Day on the 20th of March this year. The theme is ‘Smile for Life’ which has a double meaning: ‘Lifelong Smile’ and ‘Celebrating Life’. The takeout from World Health Day is the importance of making the time to care for your mouth. One of the major issues highlighted is the impact of frequent sugar consumption on your ‘Smile for Life’. Briefly, when you eat or drink something sugary, the bacteria in plaque feed on the sugar and release acid that attack teeth and cause decay. The combination of acid and sugar in soft drinks is potentially quite harmful to teeth. Consequently, It is important to be aware of the levels of sugar and acids in the food and drink that you consume. Please remember that it is the number of times that your teeth are exposed to sweet, acidic and sticky foods that is important for your oral health.
For further information and tips on oral health, Dental off Chapel recommends that you visit: www.worldoralhealthday.org