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Assessment of the salivary pH level of bottle- feeding and breastfeeding infants: A comparative study.

Author

Cris Emerson C. Yambao,
Rizza S. Gerona,
Regina Grace R. Opriasa,
Sarah Jane Carmona,
Reynalyn F. Bautista,
Marco Tatad,
Cynthia Decayo

Related Institution

College of Dentistry - Our Lady of Fatima University

Publication Information

Publication Type
Thesis/Dissertations
Thesis Degree
DMD
Specialization
Dentistry
Publication Date
October 2013

Abstract

Although a widespread concern has been expressed about the content of baby bottles, particularly when they contain fruit juices or sugary solutions, information on the cariogenic potential of commonly used infant formula milk is remarkably sparse. Milk formulas have been implicated in the development of nursing caries and controversy exists concerning the cariogenecity of milk. Hence this study aims to evaluate and comparatively assess the change in salivary pH of infants after ingestion of breastmilk and infant formula milk. The results showed a significant difference on the salivary pH level between breastfed and bottle-fed (t-computed= 2.167; p=0.0479) at 5 minutes, (t-computed= 4.738; p=1) at 15 minutes and (t-computed= -3.601; p=0.0029). This paper is assessment of the salivary pH level between the breastfed and bottle-fed and it's implication in maintaining a healthy oral environment.

Objectives

This study will assess if there is a significant difference between the saliva pH level of Breastfed infants and Bottle fed infants

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