Food Unwapped - watch our Dental Consultant talk healthy snacks!
You may have seen our Paediatric Dental Consultant Claire
Stevens talking about 'healthy' snacks on last night's Food Unwrapped. Here's what she's got to
say about the subject in her blog, http://www.toothfairyblog.org...
'Healthy' snacks and children's
There are two broad categories of patients who come to see me
with dental decay. The first are those with an uncontrolled diet -
fizzy drinks and sweets aplenty with parents who don't bat an
eyelid when I ask them to consent to the majority of their child's
teeth being removed under a general anaesthetic "oh yeah, his
brother had that done". It's a sad state of affairs that this is a
social norm, but not the subject of today's post.
The second group are a much more complex bunch. The parents
arrive anxious and guilt-ridden, in disbelief that the 'healthy'
diet they have been giving their child could result in dental
decay. My heart goes out to these families, it really does, because
they have tried so hard to get it right - buying organic dried
fruit and smoothies for lunch boxes and choosing a natural
toothpaste so that their little ones aren't subject to a handful of
unknown chemicals. So where has it all gone wrong and how can
you avoid these 'healthy' pitfalls?
Read more here...
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from 23rd February