International Conference on Environmental Awareness for Sustainable Development in conjunction with International Conference on Challenge and Opportunities Sustainable Environmental Development, ICEASD & ICCOSED 2019, 1-2 April 2019, Kendari, Indonesia

Research Article

Black Tea and Green Tea in Reducing Children Dental Caries

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/eai.1-4-2019.2287267,
        author={W L Wibisono and Yufitri  Mayasari and D S Putra and I  Ariesta},
        title={Black Tea and Green Tea in Reducing Children Dental Caries},
        proceedings={International Conference on Environmental Awareness for Sustainable Development in conjunction with International Conference on Challenge and Opportunities Sustainable Environmental Development, ICEASD \& ICCOSED 2019, 1-2 April 2019, Kendari, Indonesia},
        publisher={EAI},
        proceedings_a={ICEASD\&ICCOSED},
        year={2019},
        month={9},
        keywords={dental caries tea children},
        doi={10.4108/eai.1-4-2019.2287267}
    }
    
  • W L Wibisono
    Yufitri Mayasari
    D S Putra
    I Ariesta
    Year: 2019
    Black Tea and Green Tea in Reducing Children Dental Caries
    ICEASD&ICCOSED
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.1-4-2019.2287267
W L Wibisono1,*, Yufitri Mayasari2, D S Putra1, I Ariesta1
  • 1: Pediatric Dentistry Department, Faculty of Dentistry, Universitas Prof Dr Moestopo (Beragama), Jakarta, 12320, Indonesia
  • 2: Dental public health department, Faculty of Dentistry, Universitas Prof Dr Moestopo (Beragama), Jakarta, 12320, Indonesia
*Contact email: witriana.l@dsn.moestopo.ac.id

Abstract

Dental caries is a most prevalent oral disease in children. There were tendency of diverse children drink consumption including soft drinks that attracts by its taste and flavor and causing dental caries. Earlier study suggested that tea had important element in dental caries inhibition. Hence this study was conducted to evaluate and compare pH of saliva after rinsing with green tea and black tea. Methods for his study was conducted among thirty two healthy school children between 10-12 years old. The subjects who fulfilled inclusion and exclusion criteria were selected and randomly divided into two groups. The first group had rinsing with green tea and the other group with black tea. They were asked to rinse for one minute after sugary soft drink consumption. Then salivary pH were measured using pH meter.. Statistical analysis was done using Mann Whitney test. p < 0.05 was considered statistically significant. Results of this study showed that there was no statistically significant difference among subjects rinsing for one minute with green tea and black tea after sugary soft drink consumption. But green tea showed much better effect in rising salivary pH. As the conclusion that green tea showed a promising greater rising on salivary pH than black tea after sugary soft drink consumption in children.