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Abstract            Volume:5  Issue-7  Year-2017         Original Research Articles

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Salivary Indicators for a Healthy Mouth: An In Vivo Study
N. Sunil Raj1, E. Umadevi2* and Sapna Konde3
1Department of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry, Bangalore Institute of Dental Sciences and Hospital and Postgraduate Research Centre, Karnataka, India
2No. 5/3, Hosur Main Road, Lakkasandra, adjacent to NIMHANS Convention Centre, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560027, India
3A.E.C.S Maaruti College of Dental Sciences and Research Centre No 108, BTM 6th Stage, 1st Phase, Hulimavu Tank Bund Road, Off Bannerghatta Road, Bangalore 560076, Karnataka, India

*Corresponding author

The study aimed to assess salivary properties like salivary pH, buffering capacity and S.mutans count before and after restoration of carious lesions of primary teeth in children aged 6-12 years using three different restorative materials i.e. GIC, SS crown and composite, and divided into three groups of ten each and restored with the above materials respectively. 5ml of stimulated saliva was collected after thorough oral prophylaxis, pH was recorded using pH strips and buffering capacity by salivary buffering capacity test and S.mutans count was done by inoculating 1ml of saliva in MSB agar plate and counted after 3 days. The second and the third samples were collected on fifteenth and thirtieth day of restorations and assessed for the same. The analysed results showed a statistically significant increase in both salivary pH and buffering capacity and a decrease in S.mutans count in all the three groups when compared to the baseline data. No significant difference was seen between the groups. Hence, concluded that restoration of the tooth itself improves the salivary properties like salivary pH and buffering capacity and decreases the S.mutans count, irrespective of the materials used.

Keywords: S.mutans Count, pH, Buffering capacity
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Sunil Raj N., E. Umadevi and Sapna Konde. 2017. Salivary Indicators for a Healthy Mouth: An In Vivo Study.Int.J.Curr.Res.Aca.Rev. 5(7): 115-120
doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcrar.2017.507.015
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