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    Sugar and Childrens Teeth

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    Jan1
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    Sugar and Childrens Teeth

    Post by Jan1 on Tue Jan 16 2018, 16:29

    Sugar addiction causes 170 removals of rotten teeth per day among UK children and teenagers

    The United Kingdom is facing an epidemic of sugar-induced rotting teeth among children and adolescents, where as many as 170 tooth removals are carried out daily.

    And the failure to halt it is a “badge of dishonour”, since it could be prevented by strategies that target sugar consumption.

    An NHS England spokesperson said: “NHS dental care for children is free, and tooth decay is preventable, but eating sugary food and drinks is driving this unfortunate and unnecessary epidemic of extractions.”

    www.independent.co.uk/news/health/uk-sugar-addiction-nhs-rotten-teeth-children-operations-cost-food-drink-diet-a8156151.html

    Also highlighted on Diet Doctor site
    https://www.dietdoctor.com/sugar-addiction-cause-170-removals-rotten-teeth-per-day-among-uk-children-teenagers

    You may also be interested in this thread
    http://lowcarbdiabetic.forumotion.co.uk/t3247-is-sugar-the-most-common-reason-kids-get-a-general-anaesthetic

    So important for all aspects of our health and wellbeing to cut out/cut down on the sugars and starch we eat!

    All the best Jan
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    Re: Sugar and Childrens Teeth

    Post by chris c on Sat Jan 20 2018, 00:09

    My teeth were always crap and more or less came through with holes already in them. I was never much of a sugar addict though, starch was my big downfall, a point that it's important not to overlook.

    Little known fact: when low fat diets were originally invented it was known that they would increase dental caries, but this was considered to be of minimal importance because it could be dealt with by dentists. Of course the connections between tooth decay and especially gum disease and CVD were not know then and are routinely disregarded today.

    Probably another factor is the lack of fat soluble nutrients in a low fat diet, especially Vitamins D and K2, and to some extent A, all involved in calcium metabolism. Add in the effects of sun avoidance/sunscreen and statins (D3 is called cholecalciferol for a reason) and you have a trifecta.

      Current date/time is Sat Feb 24 2018, 12:20