Syed Ammar Haider, Mohammad Irfan, Amina Rashid, Anooshay Ejaz, Afra Arslan, Muhammad Hassan, Amina Tariq
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Association between Sucrose Intake in Coke and Root or Coronal Caries among Teenagers

Syed Ammar Haider, Mohammad Irfan, Amina Rashid, Anooshay Ejaz, Afra Arslan, Muhammad Hassan, Amina Tariq



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ABSTRACT

Aim: To examine the associations between sucrose intake in coke and the prevalence of root or coronal caries in teenagers. Methods: Crossectional survey design was used to achieve the aim of the study. Participants with the age ranging from 13 to 19 years were recruited using consecutive sampling technique. 60 participants were recruited in the study who take coke as carbonated drink regularly. Results: The results revealed that there was a significant difference in the prevalence of teeth with root caries or restoration in terms of levels of intake of sucrose in coke (X2=6.205, P=.045). Teeth with root caries or restoration were found higher among participants with medium sucrose intake in the form of coke (58.33%). Teeth with coronal caries or restoration were found higher among participants with high sucrose intake in the form of coke (66.66%). Conclusion: A significant positive relationship was observed between sucrose intake in coke and the number of coronal or root caries lesions in teenagers Keywords: Root caries, Coronal caries, Sucrose intake, Coke



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