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Year : 2015  |  Volume : 15  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 226-230

Assessment of dental erosion among sports personnel in central India


1 Department of Public Health Dentistry, Peoples Dental Academy, People's University, Bhanpur, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, India
2 Department of Pedodontics, Peoples Dental Academy, People's University, Bhanpur, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, India
3 Department of Public Health Dentistry, People's College of Dental Sciences and Research Centre, Bhanpur, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, India
4 Department of Conservative and Endodontics, Peoples Dental Academy, People's University, Bhanpur, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, India

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Vidhatri Tiwari
Department of Public Health Dentistry, Peoples Dental Academy, Peoples University, Bhanpur, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh
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DOI: 10.4103/1319-6308.164289

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Aim: To compare tooth erosion among contact and noncontact sports personnel. Materials and Methods: A cross-sectional study was conducted among all active professional sports players from Madhya Pradesh representing India at national and international. Information on demographic characteristics of participants along with oral health behavior such as their oral hygiene habits, frequency of beverages consumption during sports activity was collected by means of personnel interview administered by the examiner. Clinically erosion index was used based on a Survey of Children Dental Health in UK 1993 along with CPI probe to diagnose the erosion. Results: Statistically significant difference (<0.05) was noted among the type of beverages intake in contact and noncontact sports.


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