Journal: Drug Invention Today

Article Id: JPRS-Pcol-00002668
Title: Prevalence of awareness of dental health care among people in Kallidaikurichi, India - 2017
Category: Pharmacology
Section: Research Article
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    Introduction: Dental health is the one should be taken care by people very seriously. In developing countries like India, people are not aware and not educated enough about to protect and maintain it. The present study was done to assess the common knowledge; people have about their dental health and analyzing them through the presence of dental caries, their regular checkup to dentists and other factors such as economic status, their maintenance of oral hygiene, and adverse habits. Methodology: The present study was done in a private clinic located in Kallidaikurichi, a village in Southern India. People who are aged from 21 to 70 who came to the clinic for treatment were checked for dental caries, their regular visits to dentist, oral hygiene habits, and adverse habits with the help of predesigned questionnaire. Results: A total of 100 people participated in the study, and the people who have good oral hygiene with no adverse habits were found to be 6.44%. People who have high income and well-educated possess better knowledge about dental health, and people who have very low income and not much educated were not aware of dental health. However, awareness is nil regarding regular dental health checkups. Conclusion: Basic dental health-care knowledge should reach the common people particularly the rural people to prevent diseases and to take the knowledge to the next generation. All the people must be made aware about the benefits of regular dental health check-ups like regular body checkups so that any systemic disease can be diagnosed and treated at the early stage itself as mouth is the index of the body. Many underprivileged people must be encouraged to visit the dentist for regular checkups and treatment. Government must make treatment affordable for the poor people.

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    K. R. Visalam1 , Thenmozhi M. S. 2 *

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

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

    *Corresponding author: Thenmozhi M. S., Department of Anatomy, Saveetha Dental College, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, Saveetha University, 162, Poonamallee High Road, Chennai - 600 077, Tamil Nadu, India.

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    Author:

    K. R. Visalam1 , Thenmozhi M. S. 2 *

    Title:Prevalence of awareness of dental health care among people in Kallidaikurichi, India - 2017
    Journal:Drug Invention Today
    Vol(issue):10 (December)
    Year:2018
    Page No: (2469-2472)
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    Methodology:Adverse habits, Awareness, Dental health, Oral hygiene, Regular dental checkups
    Research Materials:People in Kallidaikurichi, India

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Adverse habits Awareness Dental health Oral hygiene Regular dental checkups

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