Journal: Drug Invention Today

Article Id: JPRS-Pcol-00002669
Title: Prevalence of dental caries among children in Kallidaikurichi, India - 2017
Category: Pharmacology
Section: Research Article
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    Introduction: Dental caries is the most social disease in developing countries like India. People are not aware and not educated enough about to prevent and maintain it. The present study was done to assess the prevalence of dental caries in children by analyzing the presence of dental caries and other factors contributing to it such as economic status, maintenance of oral hygiene, presence of more than one sibling, and working nature of the mother. Methodology: The present study was done in a private clinic in Kallidaikurichi, rural area in India. Children who are aged from 3 to 11 who came to the clinic for the period of 1 week were checked for dental caries, oral hygiene habits with the help of predesigned questionnaire, and physical examination after the approval of Dr. Perumal Ramanujam who owns the clinic and from the parents of the children who accompanied them during May 1, 2017. Results: A total of 60 children participated in the study and the prevalence of dental caries was found to be 70.2%. The children who hail from lower income family, who have two or more siblings, who have working mothers and poor oral hygiene maintenance have the higher incidence of dental caries. Conclusion: Dental health care should reach the common people particularly the rural people to prevent caries and to guard our next generation.

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

    Title:Prevalence of dental caries among children in Kallidaikurichi, India - 2017
    Journal:Drug Invention Today
    Vol(issue):10 (December)
    Year:2018
    Page No: (2473-2476)
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    Methodology:Predesigned questionnaire, and physical examination
    Research Materials:Children, Dental caries

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Brushing tools Children Dental caries Educational qualification Parental care Village

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