Journal: Drug Invention Today

Article Id: JPRS-Pcol-00002572
Title: Knowledge, attitude, and practice on oral hygiene status in autistic children
Category: Pharmacology
Section: Research Article
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    Aim and Background: The aim of the study was to assess the oral hygiene status in autistic children. Autism is one of the most severe neuropsychiatric disorders. Autistic individuals are characterized by impairment in social interaction with a restricted range of interests and often, stereotyped repetitive behaviors. This study is done to assess the oral hygiene status of autistic children. Materials and Methods: The survey was conducted in Apollo Hospital in Chennai. 65 children were used for this study. Questionnaires were prepared, and parents/caretakers were distributed. They were asked to answer questions regarding the oral health of the child. Results: Majority of the children brushes once in a day. From the study, it is understood that they do not use any special type of brush. They brush themselves. Many of them have complaints of bad breath. Most of the children consumes only balanced diet. Majority of the children consumes cool drinks and junk food. Most of the children use mouthwash and most of the children do not experience tooth discoloration. Majority of the children visits the dentist only when needed. According to the parent’s report, many children did not show any signs of dental pain or dental problems. Some were not aware of oral hygiene practices. Conclusion: Caries experience in autism child does not gonna affect in any of the pathological ways; however, lifestyle of autism child is most commonly associated with poor oral hygiene, improper motor coordination, gastrointestinal disorder, sleep dysfunction, and pica (tendency to eat things that are not food), this study aims at assessing the oral hygiene status among the control group. People should be aware of oral hygiene practices.

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    P. Chaitanya Shree1 , V. Rakshagan2 , S. Dhanraj 2 , Ashish R. Jain2 *

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    1 Department of Prosthodontics and Crown and Bridge, Saveetha Dental College, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, Saveetha University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India,

    2 Department of Prosthodontics, Saveetha Dental College and Hospital, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, Saveetha University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

    *Corresponding author: Dr. Ashish R. Jain, Department of Prosthodontics, Saveetha Dental College and Hospital, Saveetha University, Poonamallee high road, Chennai - 600 127, Tamil Nadu, India.

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    P. Chaitanya Shree1 , V. Rakshagan2 , S. Dhanraj 2 , Ashish R. Jain2 *

    Title:Knowledge, attitude, and practice on oral hygiene status in autistic children
    Journal:Drug Invention Today
    Vol(issue):10 (Oct)
    Year:2018
    Page No: (2115-2119)
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    Methodology:Gingivitis, Leo kanner, Neuropsychiatric, Oral hygiene
    Research Materials:Dental care

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Autism Caries Dental care Gingivitis Leo kanner Neuropsychiatric Oral hygiene

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