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Provedor de dados:  BJMBR
País:  Brazil
Título:  Effect of a Brazilian regional basic diet on the prevalence of caries in rats
Autores:  Pinheiro,J.T.
Couto,G.B.L.
Vasconcelos,M.M.V.B.
Melo,M.M.D.C.
Guedes,R.C.A.
Cordeiro,M.A.C.
Data:  2002-07-01
Ano:  2002
Palavras-chave:  Caries
Diet
Diet cariogenicity
Brazilian regional basic diet
Resumo:  The aim of the present study was to determine the effect of a regional basic diet (RBD) on the prevalence of caries in the molar teeth of rats of both sexes aged 23 days. The animals were divided into six groups of 10 rats each receiving the following diets for 30 and 60 days after weaning: RBD, a cariogenic diet, and a commercial diet. The prevalence and penetration of caries in the molar teeth of the rats was then analyzed. The RBD produced caries in 37.5% of the teeth of animals fed 30 days, and in 83.4% of animals fed 60 days, while the cariogenic diet produced caries in 72.5% and 77.5% of the teeth of animals fed 30 and 60 days, respectively. Rats fed the RBD for 30 days had caries in the enamel in 38% of their teeth, 48% had superficial dentin caries, and 7.5% moderate dentin caries. The effect of the RBD did not differ significantly from that of the cariogenic diet in terms of the presence of caries in rats fed 60 days. The penetration depth of the caries produced by the RBD was the same as that produced by the cariogenic diet. Our results show that the RBD has the same cariogenic potential as the cariogenic diet. Since the RBD is the only option for the low-income population, there should be a study of how to compensate for the cariogenicity of this diet.
Tipo:  Info:eu-repo/semantics/article
Idioma:  Inglês
Identificador:  http://www.scielo.br/scielo.php?script=sci_arttext&pid=S0100-879X2002000700010
Editor:  Associação Brasileira de Divulgação Científica
Relação:  10.1590/S0100-879X2002000700010
Formato:  text/html
Fonte:  Brazilian Journal of Medical and Biological Research v.35 n.7 2002
Direitos:  info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
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