When consumed too often and in large quantities, sugar can have a devastating impact on a person’s life.
It can increase the risk of obesity, diabetes and heart disease.
It is also responsible for tooth decay – the most common diseases in the world.
For National Smile Month we are challenging you to cut your added sugar intake, in a bid to achieve better oral health and general wellbeing.
Added sugars and sugars found naturally in honey, syrups, and unsweetened fruit and vegetable juices, smoothies and purées, should not make up more than 5% of your daily calorie intake.
There’s no guideline limit for children under the age of 4, but it’s recommended they avoid sugar-sweetened drinks and food with sugar added to it.
For a healthier smile and to reduce how much sugar is in your diet, look at information on nutrition labels and ingredients lists on food and drink packaging.
Please visit www.nationalsmilemonth.org for more information!Back to Blog