Trick or Treat? Protect your teeth!

I have always been a great believer in everything in moderation. I have no problem with any of the kids eating a bit of chocolate or a few sweets now and then. They are obsessed with brushing their teeth, and at their last dental check up the dentist commented on how beautiful and healthy their teeth are.

Sadly, this isn’t the case for all children, A recent report shows that almost half of all eight year olds and a fifth of all five year olds have visible signs of tooth decay. That’s not a nice statistic. It costs the NHS over £30 million a year, but more to the point, those children have to suffer a life time of bad dental health.

It’s Halloween this weekend, and it can be a terrifying time for teeth. Whether you go trick or treating, or to parties, or celebrate at home, the chances are some yummy sweet treats are going to be involved. No one wants to be a kill joy when it comes to the fun, but Rowlands Pharmacy have come up with a few ideas on how to minimise the risk to teeth, as well as producing this infographic sharing just a few interesting facts about the nations teeth.

Tricked by Treats - Halloween Infographic

*In collaboration with Rowlands Pharmacy

 

One thought on “Trick or Treat? Protect your teeth!

  1. It saddens me that tooth decay is such a huge problem in this country. Dentists are free for children and I always stock up on toothbrushes and toothpaste when they are on offer. I don’t think there is any excuse for children to have tooth decay in this country!

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