Relationship between Salivary Flow Rates and The Amount of Candida in Saliva in Smokers
Available Online February 2018.
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- Salivary flow rate, candida, smoking, oral health
- Smoking is one of the predisposing factors for oral candidiasis. The mechanism is possibly caused by chemical substances in cigarettes that can provide nutritionS for candida, local changes in epithelium that which leads to candida colonization, decreased antibodies in saliva and decreased salivary flow rates. The objective of this study was to investigate the relationship between salivary flow rates and the amount of Candida in smoker's saliva. This research was an observational analytic with cross sectional design. The samples consist of 40 healthy smokers with age range between 20-45 years. The method used to collect unstimulated salivary is spitting method. Quantity of candida is counted using colony counter and ISO 7218 formula. Data was analyzed by Anova and Pearson correlation. The result showed that the difference of average candida in every group of salivary flow rates was not significant (p=0.852). Pearson correlation analysis confirmed that correlation were in the weak category (close to 0) with value of significance 0.308. As conclusion, salivary flow rates didn't have significant effect toward amount of candida in the smoker's saliva.
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TY - CONF AU - Surya Nelis PY - 2018/02 DA - 2018/02 TI - Relationship between Salivary Flow Rates and The Amount of Candida in Saliva in Smokers BT - International Dental Conference of Sumatera Utara 2017 (IDCSU 2017) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 279 EP - 281 SN - 2468-5739 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/idcsu-17.2018.71 DO - https://doi.org/10.2991/idcsu-17.2018.71 ID - Nelis2018/02 ER -