Sugars and Oral Health: evidence to practice
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The webinar will cover an overview of the most recent evidence pertaining to intake of sugars and risk of dental caries and other non-communicable diseases.
It will include information on the recommended thresholds for sugars intake and an overview of both upstream, and downstream approaches to reducing intake, including dietary advice in the dental practice. Information on the classification of sugars for health purposes, the relative importance of reducing amount consumed versus reducing the frequency of intake, and different dietary sources of sugars, such as fruits and milk will be discussed. The main dietary messages to deliver to patients will be presented.
Participants will learn:
- Why it is important to reduce sugars intake – the evidence underpinning current recommendations
- Knowledge of current levels of free sugars intake and the dietary sources
- Evidence based dietary advice for use in dental practice