Effects of black tea and green tea on periodontal health status among dental students at pakistan
Aims: To assess the effects of black tea and green tea on teeth and it’s Periodontium among dental students at Liaquat College of Medicine and Dentistry (LCMD) Karachi, Pakistan. Material and methods: A cross sectional study conducted from November 2012 to January 2013 involving 218 adult volunteers attending LCMD. A total of 240 subjects consulted in this survey and 218 (90.5%) fulfilled the inclusion criteria and participated in the study. To access the reason of taking black tea and green tea and their effects on oral health we analysed the Community Periodontal Index Treatment Need (CPITN) index and Plaque Index on participants. Results: Results have shown that most of the female participants drinking green tea as compare to male participants. The most common reason of drinking black tea is Addiction on the other hand health conscious is the key reason of drinking green tea. End of the study we found health gums of those participants who taking green tea (x2 = 36.57, df= 6, p<0.001) while those participants who taking black tea have more plaque accumulation (x2 = 30.98, df= 6, p<0.001). Conclusion: The study concludes that green tea have some positive effects on Periodontium and helps to prevent plaque deposition.
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