Effect of Sugar Sweetened Beverages on dental caries among adults: A Systematic Review
European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine,
2020, Volume 7, Issue 10, Pages 2051-2065
AbstractDental caries is one of the most common disease in the modern times and has reached epidemic proportions. Looking into the high prevalence rate of dental caries and increased consumption of sugar sweetened beverages (SSB) present study aimed to evaluate and compare the evidences regarding the effect of the amount and frequency of SSB consumption on dental caries among adult population around the world.
A systematic literature review was performed using 4 databases (PubMed, Google Scholar, One Search, Medline EBSCOhost). A total of 13 articles, reports, and journals were collected and analyzed
A total of 13 studies were included in the study. Of which 8 studies assessed the amount and frequency of SSB consumption on dental caries, and 5 studies focused only the amount of SSB consumption on dental caries. The literature indicates that higher and the more frequent the consumption of SSBs, the higher is the probability of dental caries.
All the studies constantly demonstrated that there is need to control, limit, and manage their intake of SSBs, as they could degenerate not only an adult’s dental health but one’s overall wellness. To establish guidelines more studies are needed to fully assess and compare both amount and frequency of SSB consumption and determine which could strongly affect the development of dental caries.
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