Limit sugar to four teaspoons a day, says dental health study

The newspapers highlight a study published today in the Public Health Nutrition Journal suggesting that sugar intake should be limited to four teaspoons a day in order to reduce dental decay and save health costs. Four teaspoons a day would equate to less than half a can of coke, two digestive biscuits or one bowl of cereal. The researchers are calling for the food industry to cut the amount of sugar in its products saying this will improve oral health and reduce health costs.

If you are concerned or unsure if your intake of sugar is high, or you feel that you have a high caries rate please speak to your Dentist at your next routine Dental Examination appointment.