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ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year : 2021  |  Volume : 8  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 43-46

Relationship between Vitamin D status and dental caries in children of Ahmedabad city


1 Senior Lecturer, Department of Pediatric and Preventive Dentistry, College of Dental Sciences and Research Centre, Bopal, Ahmedabad, India
2 Specialist Pediatric and Preventive Dentist, Department of Pediatric and Preventive Dentistry, Ahmedabad Dental College and Hospital, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India
3 General Dentist, Ahmedabad Dental College and Hospital, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India
4 General Dentist, AMC Dental College, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India
5 General Dentist, Centennial College, Toronto, Canada

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Himani Shah
Department of Pediatric and Preventive Dentistry, College of Dental Sciences and Research Centre, Bopal, Ahmedabad, Gujarat
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/ijpcdr.ijpcdr_10_21

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Aim: The aim of the study is to determine the association between Vitamin D status and development of early childhood caries (ECC) in Ahmedabad city. Materials and Methods: A total of 80 children aged between 3 and 6 years were divided into two groups (case and control, n = 40 each). A structured questionnaire was prepared which included basic information of the child; oral examination was done using decayed, missing, and filled teeth index to record caries status of each child. Blood samples were collected for serum analysis of 25(OH)D levels. Results: In case group, the mean serum 25(OH)D level was 12.07 ng/ml, and in control group, the mean serum 25(OH)D level was 20.15 ng/ml. Statistically significant difference was found between serum 25(OH)D levels in both the groups. Conclusion: The results showed that Vitamin D deficiency has been associated with ECC.


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