Diet and Oral Health 1

Cut the sugar, grab the milk!   Each time you eat a snack containing sugar or starch (carbohydrates), the resulting acid attack on your teeth can last up to 20 minutes, and a lot of snacks and drinks contain sugar. How much sugar? A single can of pop contains up to 10 teaspoons of sugar,…

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What is toothpaste   Abrasives Detergent (1-2 per cent) Binding agents (1 per cent) Humectants (10-30 per cent) Flavouring, sweetening and colouring agents (1-5 per cent) Preservatives (0.05-0.5 per cent) Water Toothpastes are the most widely used oral health care product and there is considerable choice available to the consumer. Toothpaste types range from family…

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Halitosis Halitosis or bad breath or oral malodour is socially unacceptable but self-diagnosis is difficult, as it is not possible to easily detect an odour from ones’ own breath. Those who have halitosis are often unaware of it and often may be informed by friends or relatives. Yet those people who have been told that…

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