Fizz Free February
In the month of February, Hillingdon Community Dental Service are taking part in 'Fizz Free February' which aims to encourage everyone to think about reducing the number of fizzy drinks they are drinking and giving them up.
- Drinking fizzy drinks can lead to tooth decay and other health conditions.
- Hillingdon has 28.2% of 5-Year-old children with decayed, missing or filled teeth which is above the England average.
- More 5-9-year-old children are hospitalised due to tooth decay than for any other reason.
- Some fizzy drinks can contain as much as 20 teaspoons of sugar!!!
They are holding an event at Botwell Green Library for parents/carers and children on Wednesday 7th February (information in flyer below) with a display and a presentation.
Also attached is a poster with help finding an NHS Dentist and our oral health website which contains lots of useful information about keeping teeth healthy.