Skip the Sugary Drinks
Consuming sugar-sweetened beverages causes a multitude of oral and systemic health problems.
After reading this course, the participant should be able to:
- Define sugar-sweetened beverages.
- Discuss how the consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages harms the dentition.
- Identify the systemic health concerns associated with consuming sugary drinks.
- Describe the role of the dental hygienist in reducing the consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages.
This course was published in the March 2015 issue and expires March 31, 2018. The author has no commercial conflicts of interest to disclose. This 2 credit hour self-study activity is electronically mediated.