National Nutrition Month

photo of sugar pouring out of a soda canApparently March is National Nutrition Month! I know- it seems like there’s a month, week or day for almost everything! But it does give me the opportunity to discuss some dentally relevant nutritional information, namely added sugars and sugary drinks.

Obviously I’m not qualified to offer nutritional advice, but being a lifelong sugar addict, I do feel that it’s my obligation to speak out about sugar. In 2016 the American Dental Association adopted a comprehensive policy on nutrition supporting the World Health Organization’s recommendation of limiting added sugar consumption to 6 teaspoons a day for adults.

This format doesn’t provide enough space to list all of the medical, let alone dental, reasons why we should limit our sugar, but I’m happy to see that public policies like Philadelphia’s sugar-sweetened beverage tax are not only raising awareness but also beginning to show results.

For more information on how what you eat affects your teeth, please visit the ADA’s website – As always, I invite you to call with any questions. Feel free to contact us at Dr. Laurence Stone in Doylestown, PA or call us at 215-230-7667.

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About Laurence H. Stone, D.D.S.

Dr. Larry Stone's love of dentistry, strong skill set and accreditations by national dental associations instill confidence in general and cosmetic dentistry patients alike. Dr. Stone is a 1973 graduate of Temple University Dental School, where he was a member of the Oral Surgery Honor Society. Before opening his Doylestown practice, Dr. Stone served as a Senior Assistant Dental Surgeon with the U.S. Public Health Service. He has also been a Clinical Instructor at the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine and is currently on staff at Doylestown Hospital.