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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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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 »

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 »

Switch to Water and stop the decay

6 November 2015

Kiwi families are being urged to "Switch to Water" as the New Zealand Dental Association attempts to halt the march of tooth decay. Former Silver Fern player Irene van Dyk is backing the campaign to replace sugary drinks with water as this year's National Oral Health Day ambassador.  Irene says… View Page »

Call for water fluoridation to cut childhood tooth decay

21 January 2015

The Faculty of Dental Surgery at the Royal College of Surgeons of England recently released a report on the poor state of children's oral health in England. They called for widespread introduction of water fluoridation in order to reduce the huge numbers of children having teeth extracted. The Faculty of… View Page »

Elite sportsman champions national oral health day

3 November 2014

Elite sportsman champions national oral health day Friday 7 November 2014 Professional rugby league player Shaun Johnson is this year's National Oral Health Day ambassador. The New Zealand Dental Association (NZDA) is pleased to announce a dedicated national day to celebrate oral health.  As an elite sportsman Johnson understands the… View Page »