• 07 DEC 20

    Childhood obesity, oral health and more

    With the ongoing pandemic, the stress of figuring out how to send children back to school safely and the myriad other challenges facing parents during this time, it’s no surprise that concerns such as the fight against childhood obesity have taken a back seat.

    However, this doesn’t change the fact that the UK has one of the world’s worst childhood obesity problems, and that action needs to be taken.[i] While government policies have been planned to help to tackle childhood obesity rates, these have recently fallen from schedule. As such, it’s a good idea to make changes at home where possible in order to give your children the best chance of staying active and healthy.

    As we all know, sugar is likely the number one enemy when it comes to diet. This means that simple switches such as changing fruit juice for milk or choosing breakfast cereals with no added sugar can make a big difference. This will also go some way towards helping to protect your kids’ oral health, as sugar is the leading cause of decay and cavities, especially in children. Childhood obesity and tooth decay do seem to go hand in hand to some extent,[ii] and this means that it’s important for both oral health and general health to make some switches to keep your children healthy.

    It’s also a good idea to evaluate what exercise your children get and see whether this is something you can increase. In lockdown and even now, getting out and about and doing lots of usual activities has been difficult. So, what about finding some home fitness sessions for free on YouTube? There are plenty of child-friendly fitness resources available online and these can make a real difference even if they are only done for half an hour a day.

    In the end, your children’s health is of paramount importance. Though childhood obesity and bad oral health don’t always go hand in hand, it’s still true that everyone benefits from a better diet and exercise. By making a few dietary switches and trying to incorporate more exercise into your children’s day, you can help prevent them from becoming obese, sidestepping many common oral health problems caused by too much sugar.

     

     

    For further information please call EndoCare on 0207 199 3464

    [i] BBC Health. Childhood Obesity Action ‘Risks Losing Its Way’. Link: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-54069803 [Last accessed September20].

    [ii] Public Health England. The Relationship Between Dental Caries and Obesity in Children: An Evidence Summary. Link: https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/466334/Caries_obesity_Evidence_SummaryOCT2015FINAL.pdf [Last accessed September 20].

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Patient Testimonials

Thank you very much for the wonderful work you did for me. I can smile again!

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Zita Drew
Just to say thanks for the coffees & friendly, supportive chats. You certainly helped to take the edge off a stressful time for us.

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Rod & Sue Witheridge
Thank you so much for looking after our nanny Noelia! Thank you also for offering her such a generous discount for your excellent treatment. She asked me to pass on her thanks also. With best wishes.

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Quentin McCoach
This is just to thank you for the root-canal treatment which you carried out on my tooth last Tuesday afternoon. All has now settled down and I can chew on the tooth as normal. I think that we both had a tough ninety minutes last Tuesday but for me it ...

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David Thomson
I just wanted to take this opportunity to thank you and Mr. Sultan for the excellent patient care I received last week. My reluctance to proceed with the surgical treatment was apparent, but with your advice and reassurance, I am sure that I made the right decision. The procedure, though ...

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Anne
Just a quick but BIG thank you all for making what was a frightening and miserable procedure into an experience I could hanle. If there had been more people like you all, I would have a much healthier mouth. It was a pleasure meeting you and your kindness is much ...

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Georgia F
Thankyou so much for once again saving a difficult tooth!!  Another thankyou is due to you for your gift to my daughter of the recipe book written by your aunt. Noelle returned to Dubai with the book firmly tucked under her arm. She returns in July for the summer and ...

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Sheila Ferris
Thank you for treating my dental pain, it was a great relief! Thank you also for the care I received while visiting your practice.

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Fraser Gray

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Harley Street Root Canal Clinic
99 Harley Street
London
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Richmond Root Canal Clinic
4-6 George Street
Richmond
Surrey TW9 1JY

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  • Root Canal Treatment

    You may require root canal treatment if you have pain or swelling associalted with your teeth.

  • Root Canal Re-Treatment

    We can help if you are having problems with teeth previously root canal treated by other dentists.

  • Endodontic Microsurgery

    Using the latest surgical techniques we help save teeth even if root canal treatment is not possible.

    • 07 DEC 20

    Childhood obesity, oral health and more

    With the ongoing pandemic, the stress of figuring out how to send children back to school safely and the myriad other challenges facing parents during this time, it’s no surprise that concerns such as the fight against childhood obesity have taken a back seat.

    However, this doesn’t change the fact that the UK has one of the world’s worst childhood obesity problems, and that action needs to be taken.[i] While government policies have been planned to help to tackle childhood obesity rates, these have recently fallen from schedule. As such, it’s a good idea to make changes at home where possible in order to give your children the best chance of staying active and healthy.

    As we all know, sugar is likely the number one enemy when it comes to diet. This means that simple switches such as changing fruit juice for milk or choosing breakfast cereals with no added sugar can make a big difference. This will also go some way towards helping to protect your kids’ oral health, as sugar is the leading cause of decay and cavities, especially in children. Childhood obesity and tooth decay do seem to go hand in hand to some extent,[ii] and this means that it’s important for both oral health and general health to make some switches to keep your children healthy.

    It’s also a good idea to evaluate what exercise your children get and see whether this is something you can increase. In lockdown and even now, getting out and about and doing lots of usual activities has been difficult. So, what about finding some home fitness sessions for free on YouTube? There are plenty of child-friendly fitness resources available online and these can make a real difference even if they are only done for half an hour a day.

    In the end, your children’s health is of paramount importance. Though childhood obesity and bad oral health don’t always go hand in hand, it’s still true that everyone benefits from a better diet and exercise. By making a few dietary switches and trying to incorporate more exercise into your children’s day, you can help prevent them from becoming obese, sidestepping many common oral health problems caused by too much sugar.

     

     

    For further information please call EndoCare on 0207 199 3464

    [i] BBC Health. Childhood Obesity Action ‘Risks Losing Its Way’. Link: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-54069803 [Last accessed September20].

    [ii] Public Health England. The Relationship Between Dental Caries and Obesity in Children: An Evidence Summary. Link: https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/466334/Caries_obesity_Evidence_SummaryOCT2015FINAL.pdf [Last accessed September 20].