Posted by Joanne Mellor
The British Dental Health Foundation has announced it is supporting a new campaign from the government that is designed to raise public awareness of hidden fats and sugars in foods.
Change4Life has been launched by the coalition and an advertising campaign was launched earlier in the week (January 7th).
Chief executive of the British Dental Health Foundation Dr Nigel Carter explained the drive is a step in the right direction for both general and oral health.
“Consuming too many acidic foods, as well as eating more sugary foods and drinks can potentially increase the risk of dental erosion and tooth decay,” he said.
Dr Carter noted how children are particularly susceptible to developing tooth decay as a result of consuming too many fizzy drinks.
Oral health helpline advisor at the British Dental Health Foundation Karen Coates recently advised parents to avoid giving their children fizzy drinks to take to school in packed lunches.