Sugar has become the “big baddie” recently – and it is about time. Rotten teeth and tooth aches are something we all fear, not just the pain but also the solutions to deal with them. Your sugar intake, frequency and pattern all have a large influence on the health of your teeth. Many common foods, some of which are considered “healthy options”, have hidden amounts of sugar. Dr. Anne Twomey, President of the Irish Dental Association, recently wrote a very good article on this. It is well worth reading: Hidden sugars are causing tooth decay in children.