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Halloween is nearly here and the temptation of endless sweet treats and the sugary desserts we have all grown to love will soon line the shelves of our favourite stores. But this festive time should not be an excuse to overindulge in these enticing delights. This can be tricky, even for some of the best orthodontists and dentists in Mornington Peninsula- yes, dentists like sweets too!

The World Health Organisation recommends that adults and children reduce their daily added sugar intake to less than 10% of their total energy intake, which for the average person is around 12 teaspoons of sugar a day. This can certainly be difficult as your average 8 square chocolate bar contains an alarming 8 teaspoons of sugar! You can imagine how much sugar the average adult or child can consume while rummaging through that trick-or-treat bag.

Sure, sugar is sweet going in, but after you swallow, your mouth is overcome with acid that slowly attacks and eats away at your teeth- so if you don’t want to look like your neighbours jackolantern when you smile, you better either brush after, or choose healthier snack options. After all, I am sure none of you want to spend your Halloween at your favourite Mornington Dental Clinic! However, if you must, Beachside Complete Dental Care is the most trusted dentist in Frankston!

To prevent other sugar induced illnesses such as type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and obesity, the upcoming holidays are the perfect time to practice self restraint with your snack choices. So this Halloween, instead of scarfing down chocolate bars and gummy bears, chock full of unhealthy sugars and GMO’s, serve  up some healthy boo-nanas or terrifying teeth! Check out these and other healthy recipe ideas HERE!

Happy Snacking!

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