Will A Sugar Tax Improve Your Dental Health?

We are becoming more aware of the harmful effects that the high levels of added sugar in our modern diet are having on all aspects of our health. Sodas, sugary sports drinks, snacks and many of the prepared food items we purchase have added sugars that are contributing to tooth decay, periodontal disease, diabetes, obesity and a wide range of health concerns.

The Government has decided to impose a UK-wide Soft Drinks Industry Levy beginning in April of 2018. This in an effort to raise awareness of the large amount of sugar in soft drinks and encourage consumers to consider reducing their consumption of sodas for better overall health. At Buckle Advanced Dental Care, we always recommend considering the effects that your diet has on your dental health- and your physical well being. Dr. Buckle consistently sees the detrimental effects of consuming excessive added sugars in soft drinks and snacks such as cavities, gum disease, and even tooth loss.

The funds raised with the soft drinks levy will be used to create sports programmes in schools and breakfast clubs to improve the nutrition of students.

The Mouth Body Connection & Your Dental Health

Scientific studies continue to demonstrate the connection between our oral health and our overall health. We understand more today than ever before that what we put in our mouths and how we take care of our teeth and gums can increase the risk of developing certain systemic and cardiovascular diseases. Conversely, patients with certain health concerns, such as diabetes, are at a greater risk for dental problems due to the effects of disease on the body.

Dr. Buckle and the team at Buckle Advanced Dental Care offer personalized dental care. We will work with you to be sure that your oral health is maintained with appropriate dentistry that addresses any existing medical conditions or lifestyle habits that may put you at risk.

As a family dentist office in Wirral, we take the time to teach our younger patients the benefits of good oral hygiene and routine dental care for keeping their smile healthy for a lifetime. A diet lower in added sugar is also an important aspect of maintaining a healthy smile.

We want a healthy smile to support the best possible quality of life!

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