Dentist at Owls in the Park
Date: 1 July 2019 Category: Practice News
Did you see Mr Molar at Owls in the Park?
The 8th year of Owls in the Park saw thousands of supporters head to Hillsborough Park yesterday, including the team at Centre for Dentistry Sheffield Wadsley Bridge. Our dental team had a great day in the sunshine educating the people of Sheffield about sugar and how we can help improve their oral health.
Visitors were keen to have a go at Mr Molar’s Sugar Challenge and take selfies with the CFD mascot. Working out how much sugar is in the most popular food and drinks, the game gave participants the chance to find out just how much sugar they might be consuming. People were surprised to find out that a seemingly healthy smoothie has 28g of sugar!
The high sugar content in treats such as fizzy drinks, chocolate and sweets can lead to tooth decay and gum disease. This is caused by the bacteria on your teeth feeding off the sugar and producing an acid which erodes your enamel. It can take up to 40 minutes for this acid and its effects to clear, so consuming sugary goods throughout the day will lead to repeated acid attacks on the teeth. To find out more about acid erosion, read our blog all about pH levels in the mouth.
Overall it was a great day where the CFD team could meet members of the local community and spread lots of smiles.
If you would like to find out more or book your new patient examination simply contact the team on the below details. You can follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram too for more dental health tips! We’d love to see your photos if you were at Owls in the Park and had a photo with Mr Molar and our dental team.
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Centre for Dentistry Sheffield Wadsley Bridge, Clay Wheels Lane