Cutting down on sugar
Information to help you reduce your sugar intake
Every time you eat or drink anything sugary, your teeth are under acid attack for up to one hour. This is because the sugar will react with the bacteria in plaque (the sticky coating on your teeth) and produce the harmful acids. So it is important to keep sugary foods and drinks only to mealtimes, limiting the amount of time your mouth is at risk.
We already have more than enough sugar in our diets from naturally-occurring sources such as whole fruits, vegetables and milk (these are intrinsic sugars) and we don’t need or benefit from eating the extrinsic sugars that are added to our food and drink.
The hidden sugars in our food
Staying away from sugar may be more difficult than you realise
Avoiding sugar may seem easy if you forego the sweets, chocolates, biscuits and desserts, but did you know that sugar is present in thousands of unexpected grocery items too?
Manufacturers often add sugar to their products to boost the flavour and improve the texture – even if it’s labelled as a ‘low-fat’ or ‘healthy’ items. Looking at the labels for sugar content isn’t always straightforward either, as there are over 30 different names for sugar – some of which you may not realise are actually sugar. Check out our sugar word cloud infographic which may surprise you!
Top tips for reducing your hidden sugar consumption
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We offer comprehensive dental care on a private basis for adults, including prevention and cosmetic dentistry. You can choose to pay for your dental care as you receive it or join Denplan, a budgeting scheme that allows you to make monthly payments.
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Acorn Villas Dental Practice,
64 The Grove, Ilkley, West Yorkshire, LS29 9PA
| Site last updated February 2018
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