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RESEARCH ARTICLE

Awareness Among School Going Children's In Chennai About Dental Health Care

Gayathri Devi Kumaresan, Saravana Kumar

Citation Information : Kumaresan GD, Kumar S. Awareness Among School Going Children's In Chennai About Dental Health Care. J Oral Health Comm Dent 2016; 10 (3):74-79.

DOI: 10.5005/johcd-10-3-74

License: CC BY-NC 3.0

Published Online: 01-09-2016

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2016; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


Abstract

Background

Oral health is integral part of general health and well-being. Tooth decay and gum disease are most widespread conditions affectingschool children's and documentation of children's dental healthis limited.

Aim

The aim of the following study is to create awareness on dental health care and knowledge among school children's in Chennai using a questionnaire.

Materials and Methods

The subjects for this study were randomly selected in the age group of 8-16 years. A total of 200 children were selected, of which 92 were males and 108 were females.

Results

The results showed that 55.50% of children brush their teeth twice daily, 100% of the participants use tooth brush and paste to clean their teeth, 66.50% of the participants change their tooth brush once in a month, 20.25% of participant change their brush once in 2 month, 9.25% of participant change their brush once in 3 month. 39.50% of participant cleans their tongue regularly by using tooth brush and tongue cleaner. 26.50% of children's wash their mouth after eating sticky foods and chocolate. 10.5% of children visit dentist regularly for dental checkup. 99.5% of participant knew that tobacco cause ill effects on oral and general health.


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