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

Mishra, M. B.; Mishra, Shanu
May 2011
International Journal of Clinical Pediatric Dentistry;May-Aug2011, Vol. 4 Issue 2, p119
Academic Journal
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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