CDA Journal The Sugar Issue

Sugar-Sweetened Beverages and Oral and Systemic Overall Health: A Guide for Oral Health Care Providers

This issue of the Journal of the California Dental Association aims to encourage all oral health care providers to take an active role in screening the at-risk population and to educate patients regarding the adverse effects of SSB consumption on the oral and systemic overall health. Dental health care professionals can provide motivational interviewing, alternative recommendations and open communication with patients regarding disease prevention and lifestyle modifications.