Saudi Journal of Medicine and Medical Sciences

REVIEW ARTICLE
Year
: 2021  |  Volume : 9  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 113--117

Taxation of sugar-sweetened beverages and its impact on dental caries: A narrative review


Muhanad Alhareky 
 Department of Preventive Dental Sciences, College of Dentistry, Imam Abdulrahman Bin Faisal University, Dammam, Saudi Arabia

Correspondence Address:
Muhanad Alhareky
Department of Preventive Dental Sciences, College of Dentistry, Imam Abdulrahman Bin Faisal University P.O.Box: 1982, Dammam 31441
Saudi Arabia

Dental caries is one of the largest health concerns worldwide, and a key causative factor is excess sugar intake. Sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs) are one of the largest sources of added sugars, which significantly contribute to adverse oral and general health. To reduce SSB consumption and its consequent impact on health, including dental caries, several interventional measures have been implemented; sugar taxation is one such measure. This review aimed at understanding the current knowledge available regarding the effect of sugar taxation on dental caries. Accordingly, PubMed, the Cochrane Library, Web of Science, and Scopus were searched with relevant keywords and findings from the identified studies are discussed in this review article.


How to cite this article:
Alhareky M. Taxation of sugar-sweetened beverages and its impact on dental caries: A narrative review.Saudi J Med Med Sci 2021;9:113-117


How to cite this URL:
Alhareky M. Taxation of sugar-sweetened beverages and its impact on dental caries: A narrative review. Saudi J Med Med Sci [serial online] 2021 [cited 2021 Jun 24 ];9:113-117
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