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
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 | 569 Views 9 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Krithi N, Puja Yavagal, Nagesh L. Dental caries experience among school children with different genetic sensitivity to bitter taste of 6-n-propylthiouracil: A cross-sectional survey. Int J Appl Dent Sci 2020;6(2):180-183.