Table 2.

Comparison of Dental Caries Status and Salivary Biomarkers between CP Children and Controls.

Variable Group n Mean SD t P
Dental Caries dft Control 28 1.71 1.84 2.50 0.016*
CP Children 28 3.61 3.56

DMFT Control 28 1.25 1.32 0.22 0.828
CP Children 28 1.18 1.12

Salivary Biomarkers pH Control 28 5.68 1.59 2.48 0.016*
CP Children 28 4.61 1.64

Buffering Capacity Control 28 1.70 0.41 0.29 0.770
CP Children 28 1.67 0.38

Salivary Flow Rate Control 28 5.14 1.84 3.76 0.001**
CP Children 28 3.25 1.93

The dft score range is 0–18. The lower the score, the less the decay/number of filled teeth in primary dentition; the greater the score, the more the decay/number of filled teeth in primary dentition. The DMFT score range is 0–5. The lower the score, the less the decay/number of missing/filled teeth in permanent dentition; the higher the score, the more the decay/number of missing/filled teeth in permanent dentition.

*Significant at 0.05;
**Significant at 0.01

dft, decay/filled teeth–primary dentition; DMFT, decay/missing/filled teeth–permanent dentition.

RMMJ Rambam Maimonides Medical Journal Rambam Health Care Campus 2021 April; 12(2): e0015. ISSN: 2076-9172
Published online 2021 April 29. doi: 10.5041/RMMJ.10437.