Have a Happy (and Healthy!) Christmas

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We all love Christmas – the family fun, the presents, the decorations and of course the food!

And while only a Grinch would suggest going without a sweet treat or two over Christmas, it’s important to understand the effect too much sugar can have on your general and dental health.

Sugar not only increases your risk of tooth decay, it has also been linked with obesity, diabetes and liver disease.

 

The WHO recommends a maximum of 6 teaspoons of sugar per day, while Australians consume a whopping 16 teaspoons daily!

There is currently a great initiative supported by the Australian Dental Association called “Sugar by Half” which encourages the reduction of daily sugar intake.

You can find more information here: www.sugarbyhalf.com

So by all means enjoy a delicious festive treat, but come New Year have a crack at getting your family’s sugar intake on the straight and narrow!