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Easter Treats & Sugar

With Easter fast approaching on Sunday 20th April, we thought that we would take the opportunity to highlight the common oral health problem of tooth decay. Simply put, tooth decay is a disease, and is caused when plaque attaches itself to your teeth, and starts to breakdown the vulnerable tooth surface. Plaque contains acid producing bacteria which is fed by sugary food and drink sources.

Therefore, before indulging this Easter, it might be worth taking a look at the nutritional information on the side of the box, so you don’t end up visiting the dentist, sooner than you wish!

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Cadbury Creme Egg (40g in weight)
– 20 – 25 grams of sugar

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Cadbury Medium Easter Egg (150 – 160g in weight)
– 50 – 60 grams of sugar

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Cadbury Large Easter Egg (200g+ in weight)
– 90 – 110 grams of sugar

Just to put it in perspective for you – 4 grams of sugar equals approximately 1 teaspoon.

Happy Easter!

Note: We have sourced all of this information from the manufacturers own websites www.cadbury.ie www.cadbury.co.uk along with a reputable retailer www.morrisons.com

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