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Consensus Statement on Sugary Drinks

Sugary drinks are no longer a looming public health crisis, but a very real one. By working together, and acting now, we can prevent not only oral health damage, but obesity - a leading risk factor for diabetes, cardiovascular disease and some cancers.

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Baby CJ’s smile off to a good start: Colgate, Plunket and the NZDA reach over 500,000 Kiwi babies in decade-long partnership

14 February 2017

Seven month old CJ Ringrose may not yet have his first tooth, but West Auckland Mum Vicky Ringrose is all set on how to care for his precious baby teeth thanks to a Colgate partnership with Plunket in association with the New Zealand Dental Association (NZDA) that has touched over… View Page »

Dental Association says sugary drink icon can help confusion over kids’ drinks

9 February 2017

Recent research on the sugar content of supermarket-sold beverages in New Zealand shows finding out sugar levels is a confusing area says the New Zealand Dental Association.    Sugar is a major contributor to dental decay, and the study showed that some fruit juices have higher sugar levels than fizzy drinks.… View Page »

Dental Association highlight range of actions for sugary drinks

9 December 2016

Dental Association highlight range of actions for sugary drinks The New Zealand Dental Association is launching a new consensus statement on Sugary Drinks endorsed by key health organisations. The actions seek to reduce harm caused by sugary drinks consumption. The statement, launched today at Wellington's Brooklyn Primary School, highlights seven… View Page »

Kiwis encouraged to Switch to Water to save their smiles

1 November 2016

New Zealanders are being challenged to ditch the sugary drinks and Switch to Water for the month of November as part of the New Zealand Dental Association’s annual awareness campaign. Former Silver Fern netball player Irene van Dyk is fronting the campaign as the National Oral Health Day ambassador for… View Page »

Colgate and NZDA join forces to encourage Healthy Habits in the fight against tooth decay

5 July 2016

On 1 July Colgate-Palmolive and the New Zealand Dental Association launched Oral Health Month with the theme Healthy Habits for Healthy Smiles. The New Zealand Dental Association states that "good oral health is vital to general health". This can be maintained by keeping a diet rich in nutritional foods, brushing… View Page »