Breakfast cereals, spreads and sugary drinks consumed by children 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?

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.

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

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.

A look at private dentistry’s equivalent to the Oscars

You can tell when a new year is only months away.  It is that point of the year when award ceremonies round the year off in style.  For example, the British Comedy Awards which was, till recently, shown on Channel Four.  Also the NORAs, aimed at online recruitment agencies and job sites like  Over the last ten years, the private dentistry profession can stake a similar claim.  This year’s Private Dentistry Awards will take place on the 09 December.

How a breakfast survey at High Street restaurants and coffee shops has recorded very high sugar levels in 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.