If you are looking for a dental assistant job, dental hygienist job or dental front office job you know that you have got to bring out all of the many ways in which you can help a dental practice succeed. In today’s highly competitive dental industry, patient education is becoming even more crucial as both a means to improving oral health as well as keeping and attracting patients. When applying for dental jobs, be sure to mention that you have kept up with the latest in dental industry knowledge. Since DentalSpots.com wants to help you find your perfect spot in dentistry, we will sometimes use this blog to provide useful information you can utilize to build a solid foundation of knowledge for patient education.
You know that having a healthy diet is crucial to maintaining oral health, especially for young patients, but did you also know that the American Dental Association® (ADA) recently announced the success of its joint efforts with other groups to promote support of new school meal standards? The Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act recently passed by Congress updated the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National School Lunch Program nutrition standards for the first time in fifteen years. The ADA voiced its strong support for this legislation based on the fact that tooth decay is the single most common, yet entirely preventable, chronic childhood disease today. Foods consumed in school and at home affect both oral health and overall health. The ADA’s MouthHealthy™ website provides a great deal of information on diet and dental health including the following recommendations:
- Add more fruits, vegetables and whole grains to children’s daily food intake.
- Reduce the amount of sugar-filled sodas, sweetened fruit drinks, and non-nutritious snacks consumed.
- Follow dietary specifications to meet age-appropriate calorie levels
- Reduce sodium content
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