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Ways to reduce sugar intake during these upcoming school holidays!

While all kids love school holidays for the fact that they can sleep in, hang out with friends, eat at any time of the day, play games etc. are kids having too much sugar during the holidays?

Here are some tips to reduce sugar intake these holidays.


Buy plain yoghurt – Yoghurt is a great snack to buy as it keeps bones and teeth strong. However, in lots of yoghurts, there is a lot of added sugar. Buying plain yoghurt is helpful as it has little added sugars!


Buy sauces with minimal added sugar – Sauces such as ketchup, BBQ sauce etc have many added sugars and preservatives. Buying sauces with less sugar ...

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How often should you change your toothbrush?

Starting to fray? Throw it away!

You should change your toothbrush every 2-3 months or once it starts to fray. This is because once the bristles begin to fray, it loses it's effectiveness to clean in between and around the teeth properly. This then leaves you with an unclean feeling, leaving unwanted bacteria around the mouth which increases the risk of developing cavities and gum disease.

It is also recommended to change your toothbrush after being sick with a cold/flu as sometimes bacteria can hide in the bristles leading to reinfection.

Don't forget to use soft bristles or an electric toothbrush to take extra care of your teeth and gums!

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