Journal: Drug Invention Today

Article Id: JPRS-Other-00002321
Title: Awareness on dental caries among adolescent population
Category: Others ( DIT Related Science )
Section: Research Article
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    Introduction: Dental caries is the scientific term for tooth decay or cavities. It is caused by specific types of bacteria. They produce acid that destroys the tooth’s enamel and the layer under it, dental caries usually results in bad breadth and severe tooth ache. These cavities reach the pulp and nerves of the tooth causing sensation once after the enamel is formed. The cavities may infect the jaw and sometimes cause a tooth abscess. If carbohydrates remain in mouth for enough time, caries causing bacteria may form plaque on the tooth surface and attack the tooth. The aim of the study is to create an awareness among the adolescent population regarding the dental caries. Materials and Methods: A questionnaire was prepared. The survey was conducted among the students of Saveetha Dental College, Chennai, and the data were collected. The survey was conducted using a link created by the survey planet, and it was circulated among the students of Saveetha Dental College. Thus, this survey was conducted among 115 students. Moreover, the result was calculated statistically. Results: Hence, it is evident from this survey that most of the participants are aware of good practices. Conclusion: Here, from this survey, we can tell that 80% of the population are aware of the dental caries by doing regular dental practices.

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    S. Umayal 1 , R. Gayathri 2 *, V. Vishnu Priya2

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    1 Department of Biochemistry, Saveetha Dental College, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Science, Saveetha University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India,

    2 Department of Biochemistry, Saveetha Dental College, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Science, Saveetha University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

    *Corresponding author: R. Gayathri, Department of Biochemistry, Saveetha Dental College, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Science, Saveetha University, 160, Poonamallee High Road, Chennai - 600 077, Tamil Nadu, India

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    S. Umayal 1 , R. Gayathri 2 *, V. Vishnu Priya2

    Title:Awareness on dental caries among adolescent population
    Journal:Drug Invention Today
    Vol(issue):10 (July)
    Year:2018
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    Methodology:Dental practices
    Research Materials:Mouthwash

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Adolescent population Dental caries Dental checkup Dental practices Mouthwash

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