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Year : 2013  |  Volume : 31  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 240-244

Comparative evaluation of the effects of xylitol and sugar-free chewing gums on salivary and dental plaque pH in children


1 Department of Pediatric Dentistry, UCMS and GTB Hospital, Delhi, India
2 Department of Pediatric Dentistry, KLE University, Belgaum, Karnataka, India
3 Department of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry, Sudha Rastogi College of Dental Sciences & Research Institute, Faridabad, Haryana, India

Correspondence Address:
Shikhar Kumar
Department of Pediatric Dentistry, UCMS & GTB Hospital, Delhi - 110 095
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/0970-4388.121822

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This research paper primarily focuses on the importance of use of xylitol among school children. Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to evaluate the salivary and dental plaque pH changes after consumption of sugared and sugar-free (xylitol) chewing gums in children. Materials and Methods: A total of 30 school children were selected for this study and were divided into two equal groups and given both chewing gums for the experiment. Results: Children consuming the sugar-free (xylitol) chewing gum showed a marked increase in the pH of saliva and plaque when compared to their counterpart. All these values had a significant difference of P 0.0001. Conclusion: Xylitol is a safe all-natural sweetener which helps to reduce tooth decay. It plays a unique role in preventive strategies for better health.






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