Journal: Drug Invention Today

Article Id: JPRS-P col-00003032
Title: Changes in pH levels of saliva before and after taking chewable tablets
Category: Pharmacology
Section: Research Article
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    Aim: This study aims to determine the salivary pH before and after consumption of chewable tablets using pH paper. Materials and Methods: The salivary pH of 100 children aged 9–10 was evaluated using a pH paper before and after consuming chewable tablets. The pH was evaluated using a color scale after 30 s from dipping the pH paper in the saliva. Results: The pH levels after taking chewable tablets were acidic (pH <7) in 73% of the study population of which 8% had a pH value of 3 and the remaining 65% of the study population had a pH range of 5. Conclusion: Chewable Vitamin C tablets cause a drop in pH in ranges which can cause demineralization of the enamel. The potential tooth damage by chewable tablets should be made aware to the consumers. The physician should recommend Vitamin C in a form and dose which is considered safe for the patient.

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    J. Danalakshmi, Madhusudhan Vasantharajan, E. M. G. Subramanian, Ganesh Jeevanandan*

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    Department of Pediatric and Preventive Dentistry, Saveetha Dental College, Saveetha University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

    *Corresponding author: Dr. Ganesh Jeevanandan, Department of Pediatric and Preventive Dentistry, Saveetha Dental College and Hospitals, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, Chennai – 600 077, Tamil Nadu, India.

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    Author:

    J. Danalakshmi, Madhusudhan Vasantharajan, E. M. G. Subramanian, Ganesh Jeevanandan*

    Title:Changes in pH levels of saliva before and after taking chewable tablets
    Journal:Drug Invention Today
    Vol(issue):10 (December [ Special Issue 5 ])
    Year:2018
    Page No: (3837-3841)
  • Experimental Methods Keywords

    Methodology:Salivary pH, Enamel erosion
    Research Materials:Chewable tablets

Keywords

Chewable tablets Salivary pH Enamel erosion

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