Being Derby caterers, we love our food and drink, and we thoroughly support recent news in the Burton Mail which details how dental practices in Burton upon Trent and South Derbyshire have been quick to react to growing concerns about the damaging impact of sugar on the health.
We all know that eating moderate quantities of sugar is fine, but consuming lots can affect the state of people’s teeth, can contribute towards diabetes and can promote obesity. The coverage coincides with a proposal from the British Medical Association which suggests that a 20 per cent tax should be added to sugary drinks in the belief that a tax may deter some people from buying the products as well as helping to tackle problems such as obesity.
There have even been calls from some dental experts for fizzy drinks and sweets to carry graphic images to alert parents on the dangers of high sugar rotting children’s teeth. However, one very good suggestion comes from Amy Booth of Swadlincote’s Delph Dental Practice, who suggests that eating whilst drinking sugary drinks acts as a neutraliser.