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New state tax may affect dental health if implemented
Updated: 4/14/2010 7:00:05 PM

New state tax may affect dental health if implemented One state is considering increasing taxes on a number of products that include soda and candy, which may indirectly affect its residents' dental health for the better.

The Washington state legislature recently approved a multimillion-dollar revenue package that could help fund education institutions in the state.

"I'll never call it irresponsible to fund education and higher education," remarked state Senate Majority Leader Lisa Brown, a Democrat from Spokane. "This is a balanced budget. To do it without any revenues would be beyond our values."

According to the plan, candy and gum would be subject to the state's 6.5 percent sales tax, which may convince some consumers to consider not purchasing the items.

Though candy fans may lament the possible higher price for their guilty pleasure, some dental care professionals may be applauding the legislation, especially since some candies that are packed with sugar can be detrimental to one's dental health.

Some dentists have recommended to their patients that they to avoid sugary snacks and soda as a way to maintain optimal dental health. For those who find themselves succumbing to their food vices should consider daily teeth cleanings and regular dental checkups with a dentist.

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