It’s always nice to hear patients being complementary about my work or manner or the practice as a whole. Yesterday I had a lady really genuinely enthusing that I was the best dentist she had ever found. It really made my morning.
All I did was a checkup but I guess the key is that I did a “proper checkup”, which for me means:
I am honoured to have been mentioned as a useful source for the creation of this guide on sugar, it’s problems and the pros and cons of some possible alternatives.
The author Dr Simon Oldfield has been qualified for less than a year but is clearly massively dedicated to making a big impact on both the dental and overall health of a lot of people. I think he will go far. Please support him by visiting his site, absorbing the excellent information and sharing it with those you care about so that they can benefit too.
I have mentioned in previous blog posts about my journey to a better understanding of how sugar impacts many aspects of our health. Last year I was approached by the publishers of Aesthetic Dentistry Today to see if I could collate that knowledge into a couple of articles.
This is the first of those articles in which I explain what “sugar” is, how it relates to dental decay and the recent developments in our understanding of how it affects our health overall. Later I will share the second article in which I discuss ways of reducing your sugar intake including alternatives you can consider.
It can be very easy for us to become trapped in our modern whirlwind days and forget to take on board enough fluids to prevent slipping into a state of mild dehydration. It seems like this simple common error can affect our mental function.
Dr Chris Harper