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Sugar-Sweetened Beverages: General and Oral Health Hazards in Children and Adolescents

MB Mishra, Shanu Mishra

Keywords : Body mass index (BMI), Dental caries, Dental erosion, Type-2 diabetes,Sugar-sweetened beverages (SSB)

Citation Information : Mishra M, Mishra S. Sugar-Sweetened Beverages: General and Oral Health Hazards in Children and Adolescents. Int J Clin Pediatr Dent 2011; 4 (2):119-123.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10005-1094

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 00-08-2011

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2011; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


Abstract

Ubiquitously unhealthy eating and drinking habits and the development of multiple morbidities, including obesity, type-2 diabetes, dental caries and dental erosion have become a major challenge for physicians, dentists and parents. Modernization has provided heaps of option for outdoor eating and sugar-containing drinks. Even the “diet” labeled drinks are considered not free from sugars and enhances calorie input. With the increasing trends of eating unhealthy, sticky and readily available, refined carbohydrate-rich foods and drinks, problems pertaining to body\'s metabolic activity and oral health have also been significantly recognized. Dentists and pediatricians can play a pivotal role and should emphasize on patients’ education and counseling on the proper nutritional diet and health.


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