Lower sugar levies provide lower teeth

25. march 2010  
Filed in News

It is a bomb, in particular the children's and young people's dental health, sugar levies has fallen every year since 2001. It says Tandlægeforeningens president Susanne Andersen in a comment to the new information from the ministry of finance.

– We can see that the portions have become larger over the last ten years, and it is hardly unlikely that it has anything to do with the gradual tax reductions. Slikposerne have been greater, and the same is sodavandsflaskerne. While the biggest soda bottles for ten years ago called the 1½ litre, we are now up to 2 litres. And it is a big problem for the teeth. The large bottles of deadlines, especially children and young people to have a soda standing and taking a sip of it periodically. In this way, the teeth in a constant acid bath in, and the acid in the soda can in the worst case corrode the tooth enamel away, " says Susanne Andersen.

Studies have shown that every 7. teen, to a greater or lesser extent, have acid injuries of the tooth enamel.

In addition to syreskaderne is the sugar in soft drinks and sweets are one of the major culprits when it comes to holes in the teeth. The trend has for many years been, that the danes have fewer and fewer holes in the teeth, but Susanne Andersen is afraid that the positive development will stop, if the intake of sugar continues to increase.

Further information may be obtained from Tandlægeforeningen by contacting the communications officer May Falcon 70 25 77 11 or head of communications Claus Jørgensen on 70 25 77 11 or 21 26 56 98.

Can milk give holes in children's teeth?

25. march 2010  
Filed in Children, Teeth

Question:

Hello.

I have a son of 6 years who like to ALWAYS have something to drink when he is in bed. He always get water because I believe it is the best when the teeth are brushed...BUT my gf does not think it does anything he get the milk??...can it really be??...seemed to always I have heard that milk can also provide holes in the teeth...or maybe it is the only infant formula that is not smart after brushing??

Catfish

Answer:

Dear Catfish,

You are absolutely right in what you say. Milk can provide holes in the teeth, because it contains milk sugar. No matter what type of milk we are talking about. So hold fast to your son should only have water to drink before bedtime.

Hope you can use my answer.

With kind regards

Dentist Joan Olsen

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No-shows giving rise to the risk of caries in children

3. February 2010  
Filed in News

Udeblivelser

No-shows increases the risk of caries in children

No-shows from tandlægeaftaler, dental phobia, as well as parents who are avoiding dental treatment, are risk factors for the development of caries in children, shows a new Swedish study. The survey includes more than 500 children and their parents.

The Swedish authors conclude that children, who have a history of no-shows, and who have parents who fail when it comes to complying with the children's tandlægeaftaler – they have an elevated risk of having developed dental caries as a five-year-old.


Read more in Tandlægebladet no. 2 2010 or on the www.tandlaegebladet.dk