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February 2014

Effects of Sugar on Oral Health

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A study by Newcastle University researchers into the effects of sugars on our oral health recommends cutting down on the sweet additive as part of a global initiative to reduce tooth decay. Since 1990, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has recommended that intake of ‘free sugars’should be less than 10% of toal energy (calorie) intake. Free sugars are sugars that are…

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WHO calls for “phase down” of dental amalgam

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At a 2-day United Nations meeting in Geneva, Switzerland in mid-November 2009, 29 experts from 15 countries concluded that the world wide use of dental amalgam results in 180 to 240 tons of mercury being discharged into air, soil and water each year, whilst 80 to 100 metric tons are recycled, sequestered or disposed of securely. Whilst in the United…

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