Parents have been
advised to minimise the risks of their children suffering dental problems in the future by
restricting the amount of sugary foods and drinks they let them consume.
Professor Damien Walmsley, scientific adviser to the British Dental
Association, said that products which are high in sugar should be limited to
meals times to minimise the risk of tooth decay.
"It's also important that children are taken to visit a dentist regularly
and encouraged to brush their teeth with fluoride toothpaste," said
His comments came after reports in the national press claimed that children who
drink fruit juice as part of their five fruit and vegetables a day are damaging
The importance of good dental care was recently emphasised by Dr Maurice
Johannes' comments that many older adults were turning to cosmetic dentistry to
reverse the effects of years of neglect.
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Private dentistry news: 17 March 2012