Archive for the ‘Sugar’ Category

UK tops the list for new sugar-free product launches

UK tops the list for new sugar-free product launches

The UK has topped the list for new sugar-free product launches, according to new data from Mintel. Researchers discovered that there have been more new sugar-free products launched in the UK than any other European country. In the UK, 15% of new products are sugar-free compared to 13% in Germany, 10% in France and 9% […]


Midlands dentist calls for Cheshire and Staffordshire schools to take tooth decay seriously

Midlands dentist calls for Cheshire and Staffordshire schools to take tooth decay seriously

A dentist who works across Cheshire, Staffordshire and parts of the Midlands has called for schools to take tooth decay seriously. Dr Jatinder Ubhi said that schools can play an incredibly positive role in encouraging pupils to adopt healthy habits and reduce their risks of developing dental issues. Sugar consumption is the most significant cause […]


Dental health campaign that is keeping Stoke smiling set to expand to other parts of the UK

Dental health campaign that is keeping Stoke smiling set to expand to other parts of the UK

An innovative dental health campaign, which has kept Stoke smiling since 2018 is set to be rolled out to other parts of the UK. The ‘KeepStokeSmiling’ scheme was launched in 2018 with the aim of reducing rates of decay and encouraging people to adopt healthy lifestyle habits. Building on the success of the awareness campaign […]


Dentists share tips to protect pearly whites this Easter

Dentists share tips to protect pearly whites this Easter

Easter is fast approaching and for many, the highlight of the weekend will be unwrapping shiny foil to reveal decadent chocolate eggs. While it’s wonderful to be able to treat ourselves once in a while, dentists are encouraging the public to take good care of their teeth and gums this Easter. The team from Portman […]


New Zealand Dental Association calls for sugar tax following success in the UK

New Zealand Dental Association calls for sugar tax following success in the UK

Representatives from the New Zealand Dental Association have called for the introduction of a sugar tax following successes in the UK. A recent study conducted by researchers at the University of Cambridge revealed that sugar consumption from fizzy drinks has decreased by 10 percent in the UK since the levy on sugary drinks was enforced […]


Most adults in the UK would back plans to expand the sugar tax

Most adults in the UK would back plans to expand the sugar tax

A recent survey conducted by the Oral Health Foundation has revealed that most adults in the UK would back plans to expand the current sugar tax. A poll that was carried out as part of this year’s National Smile Month campaign found that 61% of people would support extending the sugar levy to cover additional […]


Dental charity urges the public to give up fizzy drinks to reduce diabetes risk

Dental charity urges the public to give up fizzy drinks to reduce diabetes risk

A leading dental charity has urged the public to give up fizzy drinks following the publication of new research linking consumption to an increased risk of type 2 diabetes.  The Oral Health Foundation is calling for people to cut out pop after a study published in the Diabetes Care Journal revealed that increasing your consumption […]


New study raises concerns over sugar content of teething gels

New study raises concerns over sugar content of teething gels

A new study has raised concerns over the contents of teething gels designed for babies and toddlers.  Researchers from Public Health Wales discovered that many of the most popular products on the market contain potentially hazardous ingredients, including sugar (sucrose), alcohol, and lidocaine. Of 14 products that were analysed, 2 contained sucrose, and 6 contained […]


Pontypool dentist issues warnings to parents

Pontypool dentist issues warnings to parents

A dentist from Pontypool has issued parents with a warning over the impact of sugary and fizzy drinks, after seeing babies and young children with extensive decay.  Lauren Harrhy said that there have been major improvements in children’s dental health in Wales in recent years, but stressed that decay is still commonplace. This is largely […]


Oral Health Foundation promotes drinking water, as new study showcases the perils of pop

Oral Health Foundation promotes drinking water, as new study showcases the perils of pop

The Oral Health Foundation is encouraging people to drink water, as a new study highlights the perils of fizzy pop. New research has linked the consumption of fizzy drinks to an elevated risk of premature death, with those who drink two servings of pop per day facing a higher risk of heart disease, strokes and […]