According to Public Health England (PHE), the average 10-year-old has consumed as much sugar in their lifetime as the recommended limit for an 18-year-old.
Needless to say, this is a warning of serious implications for these children, which in include obesity and bad oral health.
Children are consuming the equivalent of eight excess sugar cubes a day, or 2800 a year, says PHE.
We recently discussed how sugar affects your child’s teeth and the stats above show what a bad state our children’s teeth could be in.
Here are some tips on how you can maintain healthier teeth for your children
Ultimately, our children are mostly unaware of the dangers of sugar and it is up to us as parents to not only educate them, but to lead by example.
If you are concerned about the health of your child’s teeth and their sugar consumption, complete the form below for a FREE consultation with Dr Tromp – we’ll walk the path with you, to ensure Dental Health for Life.
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