Posts Tagged ‘fizzy drinks’

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 […]


Dental Group Calls for Ban on Fizzy Drinks for Under 6s

Dental Group Calls for Ban on Fizzy Drinks for Under 6s

Dental Wellness Trust, one of the leading charities that tackles dental hygiene issues in less economically developed countries, has called for an age restriction on all fizzy drinks, banning them for children under six years old. The British non-governmental organisation wants a ban outright on children under six drinking fizzy and high sugar drinks, and […]


Dental charity calls for age-restricted fizzy drinks sales to prevent childhood decay

Dental charity calls for age-restricted fizzy drinks sales to prevent childhood decay

A dental charity has called for age-restricted sales to be introduced on fizzy drinks. Representatives from the Dental Wellness Trust are supporting an age limit on sugary drinks in a bid to reduce rates of child obesity and dental decay. The Dental Wellness Trust, an NGO, which focuses on promoting good oral hygiene in the […]


Leading Dental Experts Warn That “Extremely Acidic” Sparkling Water can destroy Teeth

Leading Dental Experts Warn That “Extremely Acidic” Sparkling Water can destroy Teeth

Despite commonly held beliefs that sparkling water is a healthy alternative to sugary fizzy drinks, it is very acidic and can damage teeth, Dr Adam Thorne of Harley Street Dental Studio claimed. Dr Thorne noted that on the pH scale of acids it had a pH number of 3, which it about the same on […]


Public Health Expert Backs Sugar Tax As Rates Of Decay Soar Among Pre-school Children

Public Health Expert Backs Sugar Tax As Rates Of Decay Soar Among Pre-school Children

A public health expert has called for the introduction of a tax on fizzy drinks and confectionary in a bid to tackle rising levels of decay among three year olds in the UK. Professor Simon Capewell, from Liverpool University’s Public Health and Policy Department, suggested that at least 20p should be added to the price […]


Dental decay the leading cause of non-urgent hospital admissions in Brent children

Dental decay the leading cause of non-urgent hospital admissions in Brent children

Figures have confirmed that tooth decay is the leading cause of non-urgent hospital admissions for children in Brent. According to the latest research, almost half of children living in the borough have signs of tooth decay, despite the fact that the disease is completely preventable. The alarming findings have prompted Brent Council to take immediate […]


Mother Runs Acidity Tests On Fizzy Drinks

Mother Runs Acidity Tests On Fizzy Drinks

Liz Hurley, mother of Finn, aged 12, decided to turn detective and test the acidity of a range of popular drinks after her son was diagnosed with weak tooth enamel. Finn was told that he was suffering from acid erosion, despite the fact that he hardly ever drinks fizzy drinks and sugary cordials. Both Liz […]


Health Experts Urge Parents To Choose Water Over Fruit Drinks

Health Experts Urge Parents To Choose Water Over Fruit Drinks

Health experts are urging parents to avoid fruit drinks, which are comprised of sugar in a bid to reduce rates of tooth decay, obesity and diabetes. “Clever marketing strategies” are luring parents into thinking that they are giving their children healthy drinks, when many of the products marketed as healthy actually contain more sugar than […]


Study Suggests Fizzy Drinks As Harmful As ‘Meth Or Crack’ For Teeth

Study Suggests Fizzy Drinks As Harmful As ‘Meth Or Crack’ For Teeth

A study has suggested that glugging soda can be as harmful for your teeth as using meth or crack cocaine. The study, which was conducted by Dr Mohamed Bassiouny, from the Temple University School of Dentistry in Philadelphia. The study found that drinking fizzy drinks, even diet versions, can be as damaging to the teeth, […]