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Year : 2009  |  Volume : 7  |  Issue : 14  |  Page : 139-145

The Oral Health status of Vegetarians and Non-Vegetarians (Omnivores) in Mysore City

Department of community Dentistry, M.R.Ambedkar Dental College, Bangalore, Kamataka, India

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Objectives : To know the oral health status of vegetarians and non vegetarians in Mysore city. Methods: 583 vegetarians and 599 omnivores were examined from different wards of Mysore city selected through systematic random sampling method. Data were recorded using WHO modified performa. Data was analyzed using SPSS version 10.0. Results: The mean DMFT was mores among vegetarians compared to omnivores and periodontal status was poor among omnivores presenting with more number of periodontal pockets and loss of attachment Vegetarians showed high prevalence of malocclusion compared to omnivores. Erosion was more among vegetarians where as attrition was more among omnivores. Omnivores had more number of fluorosis compared to vegetarians.

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