Journal of Indian Society of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry
Journal of Indian Society of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry
                                                   Official journal of the Indian Society of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry                           
Year : 2017  |  Volume : 35  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 83--85

Genetic specificity to 6-n-propylthiouracil and its association to dental caries: A Comparative study


Vidya B Vandal1, Hina Noorani1, PK Shivaprakash1, Basavaraj Walikar2 
1 Department of Pedodontics, P.M.N.M Dental College, Bagalkot, Karnataka, India
2 Department of ENT, Al-Ameen Medical College, Bijapur, Karnataka, India

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Vidya B Vandal
Unnati, Plot No. 60, Manas Residency, Darga Road, Bijapur - 586 103, Karnataka
India

Introduction: Dental caries is one of the most prevalent infectious diseases to affl ict humanity. Although caries has multifactorial etiology, inherited genetic behavior and taste threshold may play an important role on caries. Material and Method: Thirty mothers and thirty children in the age group of 6–14 years of both sexes who have stable mental condition and ASA physical status were selected for the study & 6-n-propylthiouracil testing is done. Results: It is observed that nontaster siblings have higher caries prevalence than medium tasters and supertasters. Discussion: Genetic sensitivity to taste is an inherited trait in children from their parents, inheritance from mother being more pronounced. Hence, this study is intended. Conclusion: Dental caries is multi-factorial. No significant correlation between susceptibility of mother and child to genetic sensitivity exists, and genetic sensitivity is not the only criteria for severity.


How to cite this article:
Vandal VB, Noorani H, Shivaprakash P K, Walikar B. Genetic specificity to 6-n-propylthiouracil and its association to dental caries: A Comparative study.J Indian Soc Pedod Prev Dent 2017;35:83-85


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Vandal VB, Noorani H, Shivaprakash P K, Walikar B. Genetic specificity to 6-n-propylthiouracil and its association to dental caries: A Comparative study. J Indian Soc Pedod Prev Dent [serial online] 2017 [cited 2022 Oct 3 ];35:83-85
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