MANILA, Philippines - The popular saying, “A moment on the lips, forever on the hips,”usually comes to mind when you are thinking about whether or not to eat that decadent slice of chocolate cake.
After all, the effects of sugar on your weight are what most of us are afraid of. While weight-watching and calorie-counting may be the first considerations when thinking of sugary food, have you also stopped to consider their effects on your teeth?
Food consumption coupled with poor dental hygiene, is the major culprit in increased cavity for children and adults.
According to the Department of Health NCR director, Eduardo Janairo, tooth decay (also called dental caries or cavities) and periodontal disease are among the two most common oral health concerns in the Philippines.
This is not surprising given that Pinoys have a sugar-rich palate – we even add sugar in savory dishes like spaghetti sauce!
Regular sugar consumption, coupled with irregular visits to the dentist - 70% of Filipinos don’t visit the dentist regularly - make for a cavity-prone country that needs to be addressed.
Minimizing your sugar intake and practicing proper dental hygiene is one way. But aside from increasing your visits to the dentist, there have been breakthroughs in cavity protection in the form of Sugar Acid Neutralizer™ technology
But can you really have your cake and eat it, too?
Read the infographic below to learn more about why cavities form and how Sugar Acid Neutralizer™ (SAN) can help you still indulge on sweets or any of your favorite food, without paying the price of cavities.
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