BBC 1 recently screened the second part of the series The Truth About Teeth. The program highlighted some very valid points which are worth repeating.
1. Gum inflammation can cause inflammation elsewhere in the body taking years of your life. Many studies are now linking gum disease with other systemic diseases. Maintaining oral health has never been so important.
2. Acid erosion is one of the biggest causes of tooth surface loss. Acid in foods and drinks can be deceptive. For example, fruit tea is incredibly acidic. Apple juice is actually more acidic than orange juice.
3. Hidden sugars in food are a major cause of tooth decay. Did you know that in a bowl of fruit and fibre cereal, there is the equivalent of 6-7 cubes of sugar!
4. Fear of the dentist is ten times higher than fear of seeing a doctor. This is one of the main reasons for not visiting the dentist.
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