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ISSN Print: 2394-7489, ISSN Online: 2394-7497
ICV 2018: 74.52

International Journal of Applied Dental Sciences

2020, Vol. 6 Issue 2, Part C

Dental caries experience among school children with different genetic sensitivity to bitter taste of 6-n-propylthiouracil: A cross-sectional survey

AUTHOR(S): Krithi N, Puja Yavagal and Nagesh L
ABSTRACT:Background: Genetic sensitivity to bitter taste perception may influence their consumption of refined sugars which in turn has implication on the causation of dental caries.
Aim: To assess and compare the dental caries experience among children with different genetic sensitivity to bitter taste of 6-n-propylthiouracil.
Methodology: A cross sectional survey was conducted among 150 children of Davanagere city. Data regarding Sociodemographic details, dietary preferences, oral hygiene practices, Oral hygiene status, caries experience and taste perception to 6-N Propyl thiouracil were recorded. Data was analyzed using Kruskal Wallis Analysis of Variance, chi square test and Ordinal regression analysis. Significance level was set at p< 0.05
Results: Caries experience was significantly higher (p< 0.05) among non-tasters compared to supertasters and medium tasters. Ordinal regression analysis revealed no significant association (p>0.05) between caries risk of an individual and taste perception.
Conclusion: The caries experience among supertasters was low.
Pages: 180-183  |  123 Views  4 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Krithi N, Puja Yavagal and Nagesh L. Dental caries experience among school children with different genetic sensitivity to bitter taste of 6-n-propylthiouracil: A cross-sectional survey. International Journal of Applied Dental Sciences. 2020; 6(2): 180-183.
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