DENTAL HEALTH AND COLA BEVERAGES FACTS
1. A 375ml can of Coke has 40 grams of sugar - A can a day adds up to 15 kg of sugar consumption in a year! Can you believe?
2. The sugar content of Cola drinks clearly contributes to dental decay
3. The acid contributes to dental decay, as well as the tooth structure softening and dissolving away, in a process known as 'dental erosion', which can strip the enamel off the teeth, and expose the yellowy softer dentine underneath. This can lead to sensitivity, and the teeth are more vulnerable to developing cavities.
4. The caffeine causes less saliva flow, which normally washes over the teeth to help to protect them.
5. There is concern about there being an interaction with Cola beverages and calcium in the body, with concerns about the drinks being linked to osteoporosis.
6. The acid in combination with the sugar, changes the types of bacteria in the dental plaque, and it is detrimental to our teeth.
7. Caffeine energy drinks and cola drinks are a mix of sugar, acid and caffeine which can cause catastrophic damage to teeth, not to mention the effects on weight, and general health.
Interview on ABC radio PM interview, regarding the ACCC investigation of Coca-Cola's myth busting campaign.
WHAT THE EAST BRISBANE DENTISTS TEAM GOT UP TO IN AUGUST...
August has been a really busy month for all of us, and we have been working hard.
Our Clinical Co-ordinator Holly, will be heading in to the city, to the Stamford Hotel, for a conference on Dynamic Dental Assisting.
Not long until Spring!
Which brings me to a quote: "Optimism is the human personification of spring". A nice place to end. Hope you are all well, and look forward to seeing you all again soon.