publication . Article . 2012

Fermentable carbohydrate dietary consumption measured by a cariogenicity scoring system and caries experience in youth and adults

Giacaman,Rodrigo A; Fernández,Constanza E; Díaz S,Nora;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Dec 2012
  • Publisher: Sociedad Chilena de Nutrición, Bromatología y Toxicología
Aim: To evaluate if dietary fermentable carbohydrate consumption associates with caries experience of youths and adults when assessed by a scoring system of putative cariogenicity of the foods. Methods: Two hundred and seventy five subjects (12 to 67 years-old) were examined to assess caries experience by the DMFT Index (decay missing and filled teeth) and radiographs. Subjects filled a weekly diet diary registering the type, frequency and time of consumption of foods. An arbitrary scoring system was used to determine cariogenic potential of the diet based on food consistency frequency and occasion of consumption. Results: DMFT index significantly increased with...
free text keywords: Caries, weekly diet diary cariogenic potential, sugar, carbohydrate consumption, DMFT, diario dietético semanal, potencial cariogénico de la dieta, azúcar, consumo de carbohidratos fermentables, COPD
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