Are you too sweet?

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They say you are what you eat. Are you too sweet?

We are told to eat well but how exactly do we do that? Bombarded with so many different messages, trying to find answers can be simply exhausting.

Fats and calories have been on the radar for some time now but more recently, the spotlight has turned to sugars in our diets and there’s even a new film about it.

“That Sugar Film” sees Damon Gameau embark on a 60 day experiment to consume the equivalent of 40 teaspoons of sugar each day – the average amount of sugar consumed by Australians daily.

For more information go to http://www.thatsugarfilm.com

To watch the trailer go to https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6uaWekLrilY

Dentists have seen the effects of excess sugar consumption on teeth for generations but there’s so much more to the story than just lollies, chocolate and soft drinks.

‘Hidden sugars’ are found in many perceived ‘healthy‘ foods & drinks we consume everyday. Yoghurts, juices, muesli bars and cereals just to name a few. Diet is actually one of the most common factors we see that can initiate and influence dental cavities.

Now, let’s not demonise sugar. They in just about everything we eat including fresh fruits, bread, rice, grains and so on, just in different forms. Carbohydrates, as a food group, are an important and necessary part of our diets. We all just need the knowledge to be more mindful of what we are consuming and how it might affect our bodies.

Especially if you’ve been battling dental problems, then something’s not quite right. Work with your dentist. Have an honest conversation and find out what might be happening in your specific situation. At Be Well Dental, we go through a detailed diet analysis with our patients when needed and often see extraordinary changes.

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