Journal: Drug Invention Today

Article Id: JPRS-P col-00003704
Title: Knowledge, awareness, and practice on dental caries status among private security
Category: Pharmaceutics
Section: Research Article
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    Topic: Knowledge awareness and practice on dental caries status among private security persons. Aim: This study aims to assess if the private security person has KAP on dental caries. 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, the dentin. Many different types of bacteria normally live in the human mouth. They build up on the teeth in a sticky film called plaque. This plaque also contains saliva, bits of food, and other natural substances. It forms most easily in certain places. These include cracks, pits, or grooves in the back teeth, between teeth, around dental fillings or bridgework, and near the gum line. Materials and Methods: The present study was conducted in Chennai among randomly selected private security guards. Questionnaire was then distributed among 70 randomly selected security guards. The question was related to knowledge, awareness of the status of dental caries. A total of 20 questions were asked. Results: It was found that the security guard’s knowledge, awareness, and practice level on dental caries status was 45% as one of the basic reasons was that they had only basic level education. Conclusion: While the oral hygiene status was found to be relatively fair, there was a high rate of dental caries among the security guards. This shows that there was a lack of knowledge regarding the oral health maintenance; therefore, the knowledge on dental caries should be spread through dental camps and health education programs. Furthermore, dental camps can be set up and they can be taught the right way in which the oral hygiene can be maintained, and 6 months later, a follow-up can be done to see if they are practicing well.

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    Sarojini Ramya Pillay, M. Dhanraj*

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

    *Corresponding author: Dr. M. Dhanraj, Department of Prosthodontic, Saveetha Dental College and Hospitals, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, Saveetha University, 162, Poonamallee High Road, Chennai – 600 077, Tamil Nadu, India.

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    Author:

    Sarojini Ramya Pillay, M. Dhanraj*

    Title:Knowledge, awareness, and practice on dental caries status among private security
    Journal:Drug Invention Today
    Vol(issue):12 (June)
    Year:2019
    Page No: (1533-1537)
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    Methodology:Decay, Dental caries, Oral hygiene
    Research Materials:Security guards

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Decay Dental caries Oral hygiene Security guards

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