Hello and Happy New Year to you all! We hope 2018 brings peace health and happiness to everyone. Every year the new year brings with it a promise for a better year and every year most people make new year resolutions. My new year resolution is to minimise added sugars and sweeteners to a bare minimum. That includes the hidden sugars in tinned products, sauces and drinks. Did you know that in 100 grams of tonic water there are 9 grams of sugar? That’s just over 2 teaspoons of sugar, add to that a second drink and some nibbles and it adds up.
Breakfast cereals are also a great source of hidden sugar. Read the labels on cereal boxes and take note of what the serving size is listed as. Is it a realistic portion size of what you and your kids would have. Are you consuming up to 6, 7 or 8 teaspoons of sugar just with your breakfast alone every morning? If limiting the amount of sugar you consume is your goal go easy on sweeteners, like honey, agave, rice malt syrup and maple syrup, they are after all sugars. Apart from the dental benefits, the health benefits when you limit your sugar intake is endless.
Other new year resolutions that people make are to quit smoking, to give blood regularly, to learn a new language, to make an effort to see friends more often. The list is endless, a small resolution to add to the list could be to floss regularly ( if you don’t do so already), perhaps, maybe, yes! Whatever your resolution/s do something that gives you joy, happiness, great results and improved health.
Our New Year resolution at Dentist on Collins is to be the best we can be in every aspect of our commitment to you. Please feel free to contact us with your questions, concerns and feel free to ask us about the extra little things. Richard is only too happy to talk to you about your treatment, your dental hygiene, your sugar intake and other things that may be going on with your health that may be impacting on your dental health. Remember good health needs a holistic approach!
Let make 2018 the best it’s ever been!
Take care Ari 🙂