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Are Australian Teeth Healthier?

The case against sugar-sweetened soft drinks is shaping up as a significant new health frontier.

On one side, the drinks industry promotes products as a harmless, fun-filled part of a normal diet.

On the other side, are the health groups whose job it is to warn the public that sugary drinks are fuelling an obesity epidemic that has disastrous implications for general health and risks later-life heart disease and diabetes.

The facts are alarming. One standard soft drink, consumed by most children without a second thought, hides in it 16 teaspoons of sugar. A daily dose of this can lead to a weight gain of more than 6kg a year.

Soft drinks in America are now the largest single source of calories in the US diet, accounting for more than 7 per cent of total daily energy intake.

Australia is not far behind, although they are not quite so hooked on the super-sized drinks that ordinary Americans consume without effort.

In New York, the health lobby has prevailed to the point of restricting the sale of gargantuan sugary drinks that deliver obscene amounts of kilojoules.

Of course anyone intent on over-consuming can and will do so by going to a second outlet and buying another but the message is there.

In Australia there are three leading health groups, the Cancer Council, Diabetes Australia and the National Heart Foundation, that have joined forces to inquire into taxing soft drinks and looking at other American-style restrictions on sales.

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They are also pushing for government support for a public education campaign to ensure children drink mainly water and low-fat milk – not Coke.

It is widely accepted that it is best not to eat foods in which sugar is the main ingredient; this includes soft drinks, cordials and lollies which are primarily sugar and lack additional nutritional value.

The focus so far has been on the risk to dental health from the frequent consumption of acidic and sugary drinks which are a key factor in the deteriorating dental health of Australian children.

If you or your children indulge in sugary drinks it is important to keep up with routine cleanings.  Contact Glasscock Dental for more information.

8430 Univ. Exec. Park Drive Suite 610 Charlotte, NC 28262

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Pageant Perfect Teeth with Snap-On Smile

Temporary Solution… NOT the Answer for True Dental Needs!

Snap-On Smile is a great product for those looking to makeover their smile without undergoing extensive dental procedures.  It works exactly like it sounds, a new set of “teeth” are created that are placed over your current teeth by snapping them in place.  You can have a beautiful new smile in just two quick and painless visits to our office.

Snap-On Smile is a great option for patients who are looking to enhance their smile for temporary visual purposes. This would include in our office; TV, Beauty Pageants or Modeling.  On your first visit with us you will pick the shade and style of your smile.  We will then take an impression of your teeth so the Snap-On Smile can be properly fitted. The Snap-On Smile is then made with a light, durable resin to create a strong yet thin set of snap on teeth. In about three weeks you will return for your next visit where your new smile will be waiting!

The Snap-On Smile will be placed onto your current teeth and you will leave the office with a bright new smile.  No drilling, no extractions, no whitening chemicals are necessary – the whole process is quick, easy, and painless.

The Snap-On Smile is a great alternative to the pageant “flipper” because it is custom made for your mouth! This is a great option for children with teeth that have fallen out or that may not be flawless for those important picture perfect moments!

*NOTE* Dr. Glasscock will determine if you are a candidate for the Snap-On Smile.

Contact Glasscock Dental for more information.

8430 Univ. Exec. Park Drive Suite 610 Charlotte, NC 28262