A SURVEY ON PREVALENCE OF DENTAL CARIES DUE TO INTAKE OF HARD AND SOFT CANDIES
European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine,
2022, Volume 9, Issue 8, Pages 729-743
The aim of this study is to assess whether chocolates i.e hard and soft candies consumption leads to increased risk of dental caries.
Hard and soft candies have high sugar content .Consumption of these chocolates has a high risk of dental caries due to the presence of bacteria . These baterias use the sugar present in these chocolates as a medium of growth and releases acid during the breakdown of these sugars leading to dental caries.
MATERIALS AND METHOD
A cross sectional study was done using the online platform ,a questionnaire was formed and circulated . In this questionnaire the subjects' addiction level on chocolates were assessed. About hundreds participants' responses were recorded who were below the age of 23.
When the final results were analysed, we found that most of the participants were mildly addicted to chocolates, and due to this prevalence of dental carries also increased.
So there is an association with the prevalence of dental caries and consumption of chocolates.
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