Relationship between vitamin d deficiency and the prevalence of caries

International Journal of Development Research

Volume: 
7
Article ID: 
9480
3 pages
Research Article

Relationship between vitamin d deficiency and the prevalence of caries

Roula Albounni, Reem Almadani, Nora Alomeir, Rania Alshaalan and Horyah Alshokan

Abstract: 

Vitamin D Deficiency is highly prevalent in Saudi Arabia. Previous studies suggested that vitamin D might be an important factor for the prevalence of periodontitis, caries, and tooth loss. The propose of this study is to evaluate the relationship between vitamin D Deficiency and prevalence of caries on Riyadh region among adults, also the effect of several dietary and lifestyle habits was also evaluated. The study was a cross-sectional involving clinic examination and questionnaires. Clinical examination was done on (464 ) patients above 18 years in Riyadh city, regarding the level of Vitamin D as well as the number of active caries , restored , crowned or missing teeth(DMF was calculated), Bad habits ,General health and the Level of education in both Genders in order to measure the prevalence of caries among the patients. There is significant negative correlation between Vitamin D level and Decayed (D) and Filled (F) teeth. However, there is statistically not significant correlation between Vitamin D level and missing teeth(M).

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