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Breakfast cereals, spreads and sugary drinks consumed by children are equal to three or more sugar cubes a day according to a Public Health England study

Sugary breakfast cereal.

The frosted flakes your children could be tucking into at breakfast; some sweet tea; two slices of toast with jam. At face value, this sounds like a good breakfast. From a dental point of view (and recent findings from Public Health England), a breakfast of nightmare proportions.

Should there be a traffic light system to assess the acidity of fizzy drinks, as well as harmful sugars?

We already have traffic light systems for nutritional content of our foods. Fizzy drinks already have a similar system, assessing their sugar levels. A dentist from Burton-upon-Trent, according to the Cosmetic Dentistry website, has called for a similar system that assesses acidity levels.

How a breakfast survey at High Street restaurants and coffee shops has recorded very high and harmful sugar levels in many popular breakfast items

Not so sweet: pancakes with maple syrup and sausages. Image by M. Sheldrake (via Shuttestock).

If you’re reading this article whilst enjoying a triple chocolate muffin or a bowl of sweetened porridge, you may wish to visit another site.  Forget that, why not take our advice and read on?  We at the Smile Specialist Centre think you ought to do so.  For dental health, a recent breakfast survey has made for shocking reading.

Survey shows how late nights in front of the box have an effect on youngsters’ dental health badly

Late Nights image.

Late Nights: no good for oral health. Image by Peter Bernik (via Shutterstock).

You may be getting hooked on the latest goings on in Westeros, but you get too tired to brush and floss.  Then you realise the hours are getting smaller, and the streets have already gone darker.  Before stupid o’clock becomes even more stupid o’clock than earlier, you keep your nerve then brush and floss your teeth before bedtime.  Late nights can be tiring.

How 3D printing is changing the face of our smiles and helping Dentists too

The future of denture design: 3D printing. Image by Sergi Lopez Roig (via Shutterstock).

Cosmetic dentistry has come a long way in the last decade.  The present-day fad is one that has ran and ran longer than Coronation Street. That of the quest for whiter teeth, as evidenced by numerous clinics offering teeth whitening services. The next innovation could be a revolutionary one for cosmetic dentistry and orthodontics alike: 3D printing.