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We acknowledge and respect the traditional custodians on whose ancestral lands we provide dental services.

We acknowledge the deep feeling of attachment and relationship of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to Country.

We pay our respects to their Elders past and present and extend that respect to other Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people attending our services.

We are committed to improving the oral health outcomes of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

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This September, let’s go sugar-free

Jessica Clark SA Dental HR0723 1280

This September, let’s all try and go sugar-free.

Not only will it benefit your teeth but your overall health too!

Avoid sweet, sticky food like muesli bars, lollies, dried fruit, jam and chocolate spread.

> Food may have no ‘added’ sugar but may still be high in natural sugar, so check the label.

> Sticky foods, like dried fruit and muesli bars, can stick to your teeth and make the acid attack last longer.

> Fruit and fruit juice contain natural sugar which can damage the tooth surface if you have them often.

Sugary food infographic

Replace high-sugar foods with healthier choices.

> Fresh fruits, raw vegetables, nuts, crackers and reduced-fat dairy foods are great options.

Healthy food infographic

Plain tap water is the best drink.

> Sugary drinks, like soft drinks, sports drinks, flavoured milk, and cordials should be avoided.

> Tea, coffee, sports or ‘energy’ drinks and alcohol should never be given to children.

> Fruit juice can be limited to a tiny glass each daily with a meal.

Drink water infographic

Tooth decay can be prevented by:

> Brushing your teeth morning and night with a small, soft toothbrush and fluoride toothpaste.

> Limiting sugary snacks during the day.

> Choosing healthy snacks between mealtimes such as fruit, vegetables, and reduced salt.

> Swapping sugary drinks for plain tap water.

child brushing teeth

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