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App helps dentists recommend Toothfriendly diet

German Toothfriendly Association is launching new smartphone application "Zahnfreundlich" to educate dental professionals about Toothfriendly nutrition.

App23. March 2017, Cologne - Consumers may not know which foods are optimal for oral health, but dentists should - that's the thinking behind a new digital platform which coaches dental professionals about food choices.

The smartphone technology makes it easy to fit continued education around other work, and nutritional councelling can be used effectively with a variety of patient groups. The app also awards professional users with credit points for successfully passed exams.

The learning modules of the app include topis such as sweeteners, food acids, product labelling and the role of saliva in plaque acid neutralization. The modules are developed by Aktion Zahnfreundlich e.V. and presented by Prof. Stefan Zimmer, the President of the association and Professor of Preventive Dentistry at the University of Witten/Herdecke in Germany.

The "Zahnfreundlich" app can be downloaded free by iPhone/iPad and Android users.

 

Zahnfreundlich App        Zimmer App