Tariq Drabu Encourages Head Teachers to Ban Sugared Drinks

Tariq Drabu said, “I am delighted that schools are taking this seriously. Encouraging younger people to limit their sugar drink intake can improve their dental health in the future.”

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Tariq Drabu

Tariq Drabu

It is good that the British Dental Health Foundation is taking steps to eradicate sugar drinks at schools throughout the country.

(PRWEB) April 22, 2014

Tariq Drabu is a leading Manchester based dentist and specialist oral surgeon. He was one of the youngest dentists to graduate in the United Kingdom and is now the owner of the successful Langley Dental Practice. Dr Drabu is also the Clinical Lead Dentist for the Oral Surgery Assessment Clinic and Treatment Services for NHS Heywood Middleton and Rochdale. He is also an active teacher and mentor to post graduate dentists in oral surgery.

Tariq Drabu was speaking about an article published in the Dentistry website which focused on attempts to ban of sugary drinks in schools. The full article can be found here.

Tariq Drabu said, “It is good that the British Dental Health Foundation is taking steps to eradicate sugar drinks at schools throughout the country. These drinks have an impact on dental health and it is so important that school aged children understand this importance to ensure they enjoy good dental health in their adult years.”

Tariq Drabu went on to say, “A majority of children starting school already have cavities. Lifestyles are now accepting of sugar drinks, which can increase the risk of cavities dramatically. Through the removal of these drinks in schools along with education, children can learn the importance of dental health at a young age. The younger the person starts to look after their teeth, the less likely they will struggle with problems later on.”

Tariq Drabu closed in saying, “I am delighted to hear that there are less children struggling with dental problems than previous years, but the numbers are still high for those who do have cavities at a young age. Encouraging schools to eradicate sugar drinks and encourage water instead can leave a lasting impression in later life. Many schools have welcomed this change and are taking steps to eradicate sugared drinks on school grounds, while others are still unsure about taking such a large step. There are parents that are not happy with the change, but for children, the sooner they learn the dangers of sugared drinks, the better." Dr Drabu went on to say that he is a strong believer in education and educating children at an early age can help combat dental problems in later life.

About Tariq Drabu
Tariq Drabu is a leading dentist and specialist oral surgeon. This Manchester born and educated dentist was one of the youngest dentists to graduate in the United Kingdom. He has worked at some of the busiest hospitals in the UK and Saudi Arabia and completed his Fellowship in Dental Surgery from the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh. He is the owner of the very successful Langley Dental Practice and is also the Clinical Lead Dentist for Oral Surgery Clinical Assessment and Treatment Services at NHS Heywood Middleton and Rochdale. Dr Drabu also teaches and mentors postgraduate dentists in oral surgery at the UCLAN Dental Clinic in Preston.


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