Gayathri R

Department of Biochemistry, Saveetha Dental College and Hospital, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, Saveetha University, Chennai, India


  • Research   
    Estimation of Salivary Glucose and Total Protein in Early Childhood Caries (ECC)
    Author(s): Preety Rajesh, Vishnu Priya V* and Gayathri R

    Early Childhood Caries (ECC) is a major oral health problem, mainly in socially disadvantaged populations. It affects infants and preschool children worldwide. ECC is the presence of one or more decayed, missing, or filled primary teeth in children aged 5 years or younger. It begins as a white-spot lesion in the upper primary incisors along the margin of the gingiva. If the disease continues, caries will progress and leads to complete destruction of the crown. Even though it is a preventable condition, ECC remains one of the most common childhood diseases. The major contributing factors for the high prevalence of ECC are improper feeding practices, familial socioeconomic background, lack of parental education, and lack of access to dental care. Oral health plays an important role in children to maintain the oral functions and is required for eating, speech development, and a po.. Read More»

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