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Consensus Statement on Sugary Drinks

Sugary drinks are no longer a looming public health crisis, but a very real one. By working together, and acting now, we can prevent not only oral health damage, but obesity - a leading risk factor for diabetes, cardiovascular disease and some cancers.

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HEALTH PROFESSIONALS : PUBLICATIONS

Reviews

The Cochrane Collaboration is an international non-profit and independent organisation, providing up-to-date information about the effects of health care. Cochrane Oral Health Review Group comprises of an international network of healthcare professionals, researchers and consumers preparing, maintaining, and disseminating systematic reviews of randomised controlled trials in oral health.

Oral Health Group reviews and protocols are published on the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews (CDSR) on The Cochrane Library, a regularly updated collection of evidence-based healthcare databases available on CD-ROM and on the Internet at :http://www.thecochranelibrary.com/ All residents of New Zealand can access The Cochrane Library for free.

Cochrane Reviews on Fluoride

Combinations of topical fluoride (toothpastes, mouthrinses, gels, varnishes) versus single topical fluoride for preventing dental caries in children and adolescents. View

Fluoride mouthrinses for preventing dental caries in children and adolescents. View

Fluoride toothpastes for preventing dental caries in children and adolescents. View

One topical fluoride (toothpastes, or mouthrinses, or gels, or varnishes) versus another for preventing dentalc aries in children and adolescents. View

Topical fluoride (toothpastes, mouthrinses, gels or varnishes) for preventing dentalc aries in children and adolescents.  View

Cochrane Reviews on Prevention

Manual versus powered toothbrushing for oral health. View 

Pit and fissure sealants for preventing dental decay in the permanent teeth of children and adolescents. View 

Pit and fissure sealants versus fluoride varnishes for preventing dental decay in children and adolescents. View 

Psychological interventions to improve adherence to oral hygiene instructions in adults with periodontal diseases. View