|Overall associations of calcium, dairy products and vitamin D with plaque score|
|Calcium||Within recommendations||Below recommendation||P|
|OR (95% CI)||0.72 (0.49-1.0)||1.0||0.090|
|Dairy products||≥ 3 servings/day||< 3 servings/day||P|
|OR (95% CI)||0.72 (0.51-1.0)||1.0||0.057|
|Vitamin D||≥ median||< median||P|
|OR (95% CI)||0.96 (0.68-1.35)||1.0||0.083|
Models adjusted for age, gender, education, intakes of alcohol, sucrose and mineral supplements, smoking, current diseases, number of teeth, visits to the dentist, use of dental floss/tooth pick and salivary flow.
Plaque score classified as < vs. ≥ 9.5%.
Adegboye et al.
Adegboye et al. Nutrition Journal 2013 12:61 doi:10.1186/1475-2891-12-61