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Effects of Xylitol and CPP-ACP Chewing Gum on Salivary Properties of Children with Molar Incisor Hypomineralization

Gajula Shivashankarappa Prathima, Mudiarasu Narmatha, Arumugam Selvabalaji, Govindasamy Ezhumalai

Keywords : Casein phosphopeptide-amorphous calcium phosphate, Chewing gum, Molar-incisor hypomineralization, Remineralization, Saliva, Xylitol

Citation Information : Prathima GS, Narmatha M, Selvabalaji A, Ezhumalai G. Effects of Xylitol and CPP-ACP Chewing Gum on Salivary Properties of Children with Molar Incisor Hypomineralization. Int J Clin Pediatr Dent 2021; 14 (3):412-415.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10005-1779

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 29-09-2021

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2021; The Author(s).


Aim: To compare the efficacy of chewing gum containing casein phosphopeptide-amorphous calcium phosphate (CPP-ACP) and xylitol on salivary characteristics in 8–10 years old children with molar incisor hypomineralization. Materials and methods: A randomized controlled trial using CPP-ACP chewing gums (group I) and xylitol chewing gums (group II) was conducted among 32 children affected with mild molarincisor hypomineralization (MIH). Salivary flow rate, pH and buffering capacity were measured using saliva check kit (GC America). Data obtained were tabulated and subjected to statistical analysis using SPSS software version 20. Descriptive statistics–mean, standard deviation, 95% confidence interval. Inferential statistics–independent t tests were used. Results: A significant increase in mean salivary pH, flow rate and buffering action was observed from baseline to immediately after spitting the chewing gum in both the study groups (p 0.05). Conclusion: Casein phosphopeptide-amorphous calcium phosphate containing chewing gums improve salivary characteristics in MIH-affected children. Clinical significance: Xylitol and CPP-ACP chewing gums are recommended in MIH children with early demarcated opacities as it improves the salivary properties in those children and prevents further complications.

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