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Research Paper | Medicine Science | India | Volume 4 Issue 7, July 2015
Total Antioxidant Capacity of Saliva and Its Relationship with Early Childhood Caries and Rampant Caries
Abstract: Objective to evaluate the correlation between the total antioxidant capacity of saliva and caries. Methods 100 children who reported to the Gujarat Adani institute of medical science were included in the study. The dental caries status was assessed using the WHO Oral Assessment Form. The total antioxidant capacity was evaluated using spectrophotometric assay Results In a sample size of 100 children, the mean TAC of saliva among both the control groups were much lower when compared with the study groups, which was statistically very highly significant hence suggesting the fact that with the presence of caries TAC of saliva increased. Conclusion The TAC of saliva increases in children with ECC. The TAC of saliva increases in children with Rampant caries. The TAC of saliva increases as the dft and DMFT indices increase (caries severity). The TAC of saliva increases as the age increases.
Keywords: Caries Children, DMFT, saliva
Edition: Volume 4 Issue 7, July 2015,
Pages: 219 - 222