Without being too much of a kill- joy, research has also shown that the modern habit of drinking coffee and tea – on average four cups per day - with one in three British adults adding sometimes two to three teaspoonfuls of sugar to their drink, increases seriously , the frequency of acid attack on the teeth.

Each teaspoonful contains 4g of sugar whih means that four cups of tea or coffee per day, with just one teaspoonful of sugar, could in itself make up half of a person’s daily recommended sugar intake.

Information courtesy of the Oral Health Foundation.

Coronavirus Phase 2 - Dental Emergencies

From Tuesday 23rd June

Dental Practices in England were given Permission to re-open for certain emergency procedures, from the 8th June 2020. In Scotland, we heard from the Chief Dental Officer for Scotland on 18th June 2020 that the re-opening of Dental Practices could happen the following week – for Dental Emergencies.

It should be noted that Dental Practices will only be allowed to open ONE surgery, with one Dentist, and only see patients with a pre-arranged appointment, to examine them. We have still been limited to providing Advice, Antibiotics, Analgesics.

The crucial difference from Phase 1 is that we can now actually see our own patients for emergency appointments.

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