Correlation between Tobacco Smoking and Dental Caries
Author(s): Umayal S and Deepika Rajendran*
Introduction: Tobacco is detrimental to human health. Tobacco contains nicotine, which is very harmful to health. Tobacco is a very harmful chemical. Dental caries is one of the most prevalent oral diseases. The association between tobacco smoking and dental caries has become an important research topic in recent years. Materials and method: A Retrospective institution based study was conducted by evaluating and analyzing 300 patients' records, visiting a dental hospital from Dec (2018) to Jan(2021) who were smokers and had dental caries. These were documented from an online database - DIAS, from a reputed institution, Chennai. Results: The Results were discussed and evaluated with help of SPSS Software and tabulated with help of excel sheets. Mostly, 80% of the analysis showed that there is correlation between tobacco smoking and dental caries. Conclusion: There is a correlation between tobacco smoking and dental caries.