Sugar – The Untold Story

National Geographic Cover Story: SugarWe at ADT Dental have to commend National Geographic for its August cover story, Sugar. This food product is blamed as the dietary cause for high rates of obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure and heart disease….. not just in our society but around the world.

We regret that National Geographic failed to include dental decay on their hit list. Let us remind you that if you had no refined carbohydrates (sugar) in your diet, you’d practically eliminate any chance for dental decay. Today sugar has been introduced throughout the world. But only a few decades ago, countries without a culture of dietary sugar were literally decay free.

Even at ADT Dental we have sweet tooth cravings. We understand the need for a good piece of chocolate. Our advice: Remember the importance of limiting sugar consumption and counter balancing sugar’s negative impact with exercise and good oral hygiene. Here’s to your good health.

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