A little trip to the dentist part 1

Did you know children are consuming up to three times the recommended sugar intake, with many 10 year olds having already reached the maximum suggested amount for an 18-year-old?

Sugar is not only dangerous for babies and children’s developing teeth, but can have wider health implications including type 2 diabetes.

Taking a little trip to the dentist with children, even before teeth come through, can help parents get useful advice on how to limit sugar and what to look out for in ready-made foods or drinks.

Find a local NHS dentist: www.nhs.uk/service-search