With the holidays upon us, sugar is hard to avoid. Everyone is singing Christmas carols and spoiling themselves with treats like Christmas cookies and eggnog. If you are joining in the fun, remember that the American Heart Association has a daily recommendation for added sugar in … [Read more...]
Are Sports Drinks as Harmful to Kids’ Teeth as Soda?
As you watched your child chug a sports drink during half-time, did you ever wonder what effect it had on their mouth? Yes, sport drinks do replace fluids, carbohydrates, proteins and electrolytes after hard exercise but these drinks are also high in sugar and acid. The sugar and … [Read more...]
As I was doing my Sunday grocery shopping last week, I stopped in the cereal section. My kids (well, maybe my husband as well) eat cereal for breakfast every morning and I’m usually on board with the request of Fruit Loops or Frosted Flakes. Now, I’ve never put much thought … [Read more...]
Sugar Substitutes: The Sweet Choice For Your Mouth
In honor of Women’s Health and Fitness Day (September 26), I’m tackling the battle between sugar and artificial sweeteners. Which is the better choice for you? It’s common knowledge that too much sugar is bad for your teeth; however, many people don’t know why sugar has such a … [Read more...]