Impact of unhealthy food and beverage consumption on children’s risk of dental caries

Expiry Date
: 10/05/2029
CPD Units
: 3.00 Points
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This systematic review explores the impact of unhealthy food and beverage consumption on dental caries risk in children ≤10 years. Evidence suggests a positive association, highlighting the need for further research and policy recommendations.

Keywords: Dental caries, children, ultra-processed foods

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Educational Objectives

Educational Aim:

The article aims to systematically review existing research to evaluate how the consumption of unhealthy foods and beverages affects the risk of dental caries in children under the age of 10.

Educational Outcomes:
Upon completion of this module practitioners should have a clear understanding of:

  1. Insight into the link between children's diet and dental caries risk.
  2. Understanding of systematic review methodology.
  3. Recognition of the need for more research to inform policy on diet and dental health in children.

Instructions for this Module

  • Read the supplied reading material and complete the quiz that follows;
  • You have three attempts to pass the quiz;
  • The pass grade is 70%;
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