Recommendations for prevention of dental caries
- In the presence of adequate exposure to fluoride, consumption of free Sugars should be limited to 15-20 kg per person per year (equivalent 40-55 g/day). In the absence of fluorine, consumption of free Sugars should be lower than 15 kg/day (<40 g/day). These values equate to 6-10% of energy consumption. The frequency of use of products containing free Sugars should be limited to a maximum of four times a day.
- Potential financial consequence of failure to prevent cavities should be highlighted, especially to governments of countries that currently have low levels of disease, but are powered on (the adoption of a Pro-Western diet).
- Negative influence on the quality of life throughout the life-power in the long term consequences of tooth decay and tooth loss, should be highlighted.
- The myth that high intake of sugar, it is important for the energy consumption and growth must be dispelled, especially in developing countries where malnutrition is prevalent.
- Limiting the consumption of free Sugars up to 10% of the energy consumed would be more sustainable production of sugar cane as a cash crop in countries with low income.
- Regular monitoring of the prevalence and severity of dental caries should encourage the use of the world health organization's global guidelines in different countries, in all age groups.
- More domestic information on the diet sugar, sugar availability and soft drinks dose should be collected.
- Governments should promote research in caries prevention through dietary means.
- Food should be recognized as an essential part of training for professionals-dentists and dental health is an important component of education nutritionist and other health professionals.
This is important if health tips of the teeth in accordance with the dietary guidelines for General health.
- The education departments should ensure that teachers, students and health workers receive adequate education on nutrition and dental health issues. There must be inter-departmental rules of the use and content of the training materials to ensure their sound, and not focused on the interests of the food industry.
- International non-governmental organizations (e.g. The world health organization, the food and agriculture organization, FDI, International Association for Dental Research) should be encouraged fiscal policy of price formation for food products that are high in dairy external Sugars (free sugars) and otherwise questionable nutritional value, and should encourage governments to adopt stricter codes of advertising practice, especially those aimed at children.
- Food manufacturers must continue to develop and manufacture low sugar/sugar-free alternatives foods rich in free Sugars, including drinks. In order to enable people to make informed choices about consumption of sugar, there is a need for clear, objective and not misleading labeling of food products with regard to the content of Sugars.