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Dentist warns of cough drops harming dental health
Updated: 9/28/2009 5:00:27 PM

Dentist warns of cough drops harming dental health With the flu season technically here, one dentist is recommending people watch their sugary snacking during the day to maintain optimal dental health.

Dr Kiran Koora recently wrote a column that appeared in the Stabroek News and said that the impact of sugar intake also depended on "when and how you eat it."

Specifically, the dentist focused on people who eat food with a high content of sugar or drink soda throughout the day.

"Hard candies, cough drops and breath mints that contain sugar are especially harmful because they dissolve slowly in your mouth," Koora said. "I suggest that you take a three-hour break between eating foods containing sugar."

Koora added that eating sugary snacks right before bedtime "can be the most damaging thing for your teeth," because there isn't enough saliva produced in one's mouth at night to wash away the sugar and bacteria.

This advice may be timely with Halloween coming up in about a month, a holiday known for children receiving an excess amount of candy at night.
The American Dental Association has said that childhood tooth decay is one of the most chronic childhood diseases.

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