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 : 2018  |  Volume : 36  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 53--57

A quantitative analysis of total carbohydrate content from the salivary expectorants in young children


Snehalika Ashok More1, Sandya S Patil1, Madhu Kakanur1, Rachna Thakur1, Mihir N Nayak2, S Ravi Kumar1 
1 Department of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry, KLE Society's Institute of Dental Sciences, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
2 Department of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry, Sri Rajiv Gandhi College of Dental Sciences and Hospital, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India

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Background: In this postfluoride era, the concentration of fermentable carbohydrate in saliva after food intake is important to determine the risk of developing dental caries. Aim: The aim of this study is to estimate the total carbohydrate content of salivary expectorants following consumption of commercially processed snacks. Design: Thirty children aged 6–8 years were selected for estimation of total carbohydrate content of salivary expectorants using modified calorimetric anthrone-sulfuric acid-glucose reaction. The test foods analyzed were as follows: Test food A – potato chips, Test food B – glucose biscuits, Test food C – Oreo biscuits, Test food D – cake, and Test food E – cornflakes. The data obtained were analyzed using student's t-test and ANOVA. Results: The difference between the mean carbohydrate values of salivary expectorants of various processed test food groups at 0 and 10 min was statistically significant (P ≤ 0.001). After 10 min interval, cornflakes were found to have highest total carbohydrate content in salivary expectorant (5.186 mg/ml). Conclusion: The foods with high starch content such as cornflakes and potato chips exhibited higher total carbohydrate content, thus depicting lower salivary clearance rate.


How to cite this article:
More SA, Patil SS, Kakanur M, Thakur R, Nayak MN, Kumar S R. A quantitative analysis of total carbohydrate content from the salivary expectorants in young children.J Indian Soc Pedod Prev Dent 2018;36:53-57


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More SA, Patil SS, Kakanur M, Thakur R, Nayak MN, Kumar S R. A quantitative analysis of total carbohydrate content from the salivary expectorants in young children. J Indian Soc Pedod Prev Dent [serial online] 2018 [cited 2022 Jul 4 ];36:53-57
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