August 29, 2013

Everyone Agrees About Sugar Drinks

Sixteen dental organizations have requested that the U.S. Surgeon General report on how the consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages can affect oral health.

The organizations include the American Dental Association, Academy of General Dentistry, American Academy of Periodontology, American Association for Dental Research, American Association of Dental Consultants, American Association of Endodontists, American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, American Association of Public Health Dentistry, American Association of Women Dentists, American College of Prosthodontists, American Dental Education Association, American Dental Hygienists' Association, American Society of Dentist Anesthesiologists, Association of State and Territorial Dental Directors, Hispanic Dental Association and National Dental Association.

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In a letter to Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, the coalition asked for a report on relationships between specific dietary practices and oral diseases.

The coalition asked for a report on the extent to which sugar-sweetened beverage consumption affects oral health, a definition of 'soft drinks' and/or 'soda pop', accounting for natural sugars, added sugars, carbonation and acid content The hope was that a report would illuminate the fact that a steady diet of sugary foods and drinks, including juice and sports drinks, can damage teeth.

Robert G. Tupac, DDS, FACP, Inc., Diplomate, American Board of Prosthodontics (661) 325-1275 | 5060 California Ave., #170, Bakersfield, CA 93309

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