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Brazil’s National Oral Health Policy – An Example for Other Nations

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Alexandria, Va., USA – Today, the International and American Associations for Dental Research (IADR/AADR) published a Discovery! article titled “10 Years of a National Oral Health Policy in Brazil: Innovation, Boldness and Numerous Challenges.” In it, authors Gilberto Alfredo Pucca, Jr., University of Brasília; and Mariana Gabriel, Maria Ercilia de Araujo and Fernanda Campos Sousa de Almeida, University of São Paulo, discuss Brazil’s National Policy of Oral Health, also known as “Smiling Brazil.” 

JDR Articles Discuss Diet, Dental Caries and Health Policy

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Alexandria, Va., USA – Today, the International and American Associations for Dental Research (IADR/AADR) published two reports including a critical review titled “Diet and Dental Caries - the Pivotal Role of Free Sugars Reemphasized.” In this study, authors Aubrey Sheiham, University College London, England; and W. Philip James, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, England, demonstrate the sensitivity of cariogenesis (the development of caries) to even very low sugars intakes. In this critical review, the authors reviewed the literature on the role of sucrose in the cariogenic process and conclude there is extensive scientific evidence that free sugars are the primary necessary factor in the development of dental caries. 
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