Heard the one about the "Prosecco Smile"?

By Amanda Thomson

The news story that stopped the press

A story about the dreaded ‘Prosecco smile’ stopped the press. A British dentist warned that over-consumption of the Italian sparkling can cause chronic tooth decay and erode gums. Italians then accused the press of spreading fake news, deciding that British dentists were in the pay of ale brewing lobbyists. It became a thing, everywhere from the Telegraph to Metro, and was all over the Twittersphere.

Gum Panic

All we can say is, it's probably going to take more than a panic about gums to stop the British love affair with this fabulous sparkling wine. From 2013-2014 the amount of prosecco sold in the UK doubled. By 2016 the market grew by another third, which means around 40 million litres of it. Enough to fill a lot of Olympic swimming pools (around 20, we reckon). 

Are our biodegradable, 100% compostable straws the answer?

Of course brush your teeth. And maybe use a straw (dentists recommend this for anyone worried about any acidic drink containing sugar). Our new eco straws are perfect for the job, and won’t ruin lipstick into the bargain. As sugar is mainly to blame for the Prosecco smile, drink better by cutting sugar: Skinny Prosecco contains 7g of sugar per litre - half the amount of a traditional Prosecco, and its saintly virtues are further enhanced by its vegan and organic status.

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