01/10/2013  |  
What Alison Sweeney Has Against Sugar

For Alison Sweeney, host of the hit television show The Biggest Loser, sugar is the enemy — in more ways than one. As a TV personality and author concerned with proper diet and weight loss, she recognizes that sugar is a source of unneeded calories. And as a working actress and mom concerned with oral hygiene, she knows that sugar is one of the main ingredients in tooth decay.

Sweeney credits her long-standing dentist with opening her eyes to the widespread presence of sugar in foods, and suggesting that she change her diet. “It was such an eye-opener,” she recently told Dear Doctor magazine. “I didn't think I ate that much sugar.” Of course, finding, preparing and eating healthier isn't easy — but for Sweeney, the results were impressive.

These days, Sweeney shares her health and wellness tips with her many readers and viewers... and her husband Dave and young son Ben, whom she's trying to start off with healthy oral hygiene habits. Proper brushing techniques, a balanced diet and regular visits to the dentist are important parts of her regimen — and they should be in yours too! You can learn more by reading the Dear Doctor magazine article “How to Help Your Child Develop the Best Habits for Oral Health.”

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