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Sugar is sugar - doesn't matter whether it's 'natural' or labelled as rice malt syrup, honey, dextrose, sucrose, malt or maple syrup.
And 'no added sugar' does not mean sugar-free.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com.au/2016/07/06/how-to-understand-those-tricky-sugar-labels/

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It has been a great joy giving dental health talk and check up for the children at Sturt Street Children's Centre. :)
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20/09/2016
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Did you know that many sour lollies are extremely acidic and can do damage to your teeth and gums?

A great story from CHOICE highlighting these dangers, and showing that the pH of many sour lollies is pH 2-3, well below the level where teeth start to dissolve (pH 5.5).

https://www.choice.com.au/babies-and-kids/feeding-children/foods-to-avoid/articles/sour-lollies-acid-test

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Thank you for the 5 stars review from our patients. It means a lot to us!
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Who is the boss of your house?

Floss removes food trapped between the teeth and removes the film of bacteria that forms there before it turns to plaque, which can cause inflamed gums (gingivitis), cavities, and tooth loss.

Try flossing just one tooth to get started.
Happy flossing!
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Being bombarded with ads for Vita Gummies?

These things have 3g sugar per serving, and being sticky and retentive, that sugar will increase the risk of tooth decay. Best way to get your kids to have their daily requirements of vitamins and minerals - lots of fruit & vegetables.
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Do you know that sugar in your soft drinks can wreck your teeth in 30 seconds?
For the first time, Dental researchers at the University of Adelaide have been able to demonstrate that lifelong damage is caused by acidity to the teeth within the first 30 seconds of acid attack.

Soft drinks increase your risk of tooth decay, but if you have orthodontic braces, it increase your risk even more. Always choose tooth-friendly drinks to protect those teeth.

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Sugar and Tooth Decay

Do you know that our mouths are full of many different types of bacteria? Some harmful oral bacteria feed on the sugars in our diet, and turn this into acids that destroy the tooth enamel (the hard protective outer layer of the tooth).

Therefore, if we eat more sugar, or eat more frequently, the acid attack can demineralise the enamel and eventual a cavity is formed. Once this happens, the tooth can no longer repair itself, and the tooth will require a filling. If this is left for too long, the tooth may need root canal treatment, or even extraction.
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Do you know that Sugar has 60 different names? It comes disguised in many different ways on the food label. So make sure you read the fine prints.You can also talk to our friendly dental health team if you're unsure about the sugar content of the food and beverages that you are consuming.
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Do you know that one of our missions is to help to create a Cavity-Free generation by 2026? Yes, we know this is an audacious goal. That's why we are part of the Alliance for a Cavity-Free Future (ACFF) movement, and we're continuously advocating and educating our patients and general public for a reduction in sugar intake.

In the next few weeks, we'll focus on the theme of Dental Health & Sugar. Yes, we know this may not be a popular message but we believe we've the responsibility to present the naked "tooth" (truth) rather than a sugar coated message. So, you too can help to create a Cavity-Free generation by sharing these posts to your friends & family.

Change won't happen, unless we make change happen.
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