Do you still need to tell yourself that sugar is a little short of poison? It is not a friend of your liver. It is a super fuel for diabetes and obesity. It is a nutrient for cancer cells and one of the causes of heart disease. And of course, it turns your teeth into looting and ruin. In that sense, every Halloween is another tooth-knocking crusade and calls it sweet.
Comes the antidote.
Flagler Dental Associates is holding its 10th annual candy buyback program from November 1 to November 5. The redemption is open to all trick-or-treaters in the area, who can stop by Flagler Dental North or Flagler Dental South to receive $ 1 per pound of unopened product. candy (limit of $ 5 per child).
âWe are trying to break the sugar habit of our patients,â says Dr. Ryan Smith. âThis year, we partnered with SureSmile Aligners. People can stop by our North office and we’ll be offering a free consultation on SureSmile Aligners and free teeth whitening for anyone who signs up for a SureSmile Aligner. (Clear aligners are custom made clear fittings that help realign teeth. Call 386-446-3883 for details.)
The sweets collected will be sent overseas to American soldiers deployed in various theaters of operations, or on foreign bases.
Current dietary guidelines recommend that people 2 years of age and older limit their sugar intake to less than 10 percent of their daily calories. “For example,” says the Centers for Disease Control, “on a 2,000 calorie diet, no more than 200 calories should come from added sugars (about 12 teaspoons).” Yet among 6 to 11 year olds the average consumption is 19 teaspoons, and among 12 to 19 year olds it is 20 teaspoons (for blacks and whites. It is a few teaspoons of less for Hispanics and Asians.)
âTooth decay (cavities) is one of the most common chronic childhood illnesses in the United States,â says the CDC. âUntreated tooth decay can cause pain and infections that can lead to problems eating, speaking, playing and learning. “
Added sugars are sweeteners added to processed and prepared foods. In the United States, a big culprit is fructose like corn syrup, which goes into sodas: its consumption has increased more than 100 times since 1970.
Flagler Dental North is located at 30 Office Park Drive in Palm Coast, on Palm Coast Parkway and Clubhouse Drive. Flagler Dental South is located at 97 Flagler Plaza Drive in the Winn Dixie Mall, next to Woody’s.
Flagler Dental Associates has served the Flagler County community for over 40 years. The practice accepts new patients and offers cleanings, implants, x-rays, dental restorations, whitening, crowns, dentures, porcelain bridges, veneers, etc. The office consists of Dr Lacy, Dr Olson, Dr Mahoney and Dr Smith. They can be contacted online at http://flaglerdentalassociates.com/, or on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/FlaglerDentalAssociates. Flagler Dental North is located at 30 Office Park Drive in Palm Coast, FL 32137 and can be contacted by phone at (386) 446-3883. Flagler Dental South is located at 97 Flagler Plaza Drive in Palm Coast, FL 32137 and can be contacted by phone at (386) 693-4883.