The theme of Dental Health Week which was held during the first week of August was the ‘Seven Sporting Sins’. This highlighted some aspects of sports participation which are having an impact on oral health. Catchy titles such as ‘Lust for Taste’ , ‘Sports Gluttony ‘ and ‘Slothful Avoidance’ covered topics such as sports drinks and their role in tooth erosion and decay, the hidden sugars in so called ‘Health Foods’ and the importance of mouth guards. There is plenty of information which can found at dentalweek.com.au.
Sport is such a valuable part of our lives, especially for children and it is important that good habits start early. Encourage your children to avoid sports drinks and wear a mouth guard. We recommend that you check the dental health week website for more ideas.