Journal: Drug Invention Today

Article Id: JPRS-P col-00003936
Title: Awareness of adolescent problems of teeth and mouth among the Indian population
Category: Pharmaceutics
Section: Research Article
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    Aim: The main aim of this study is to reveal the presence of adolescent problems of teeth and mouth among the Indian population by the means of survey. Introduction: Good dental or oral care is important for maintaining healthy teeth , gums and tongue . Bad oral health include bad breadth , dry mouth , cancer , or cold sores . TMD , tooth decay or thrush are all treatable with proper diagnosis and care .Oral health is important for all age group . Regular dental checkups are mandatory to keep ones smile and teeth healthy. Materials and Methods: An online survey on adolescent problems of teeth and mouth was conducted among 100 adult Indians using the survey planet portal. Results and Discussion: The study shows that , Over 65% of south Indians suffer from tooth decay problems ,though 75% are aware that eating sweets and chocolates leads to tooth. decay . It also reveals that over 70% population have not undergone ortho treatment for their malocclusion to be corrected . Only 40% of the population have the habit of brushing twice a day though , they suffer from many oral problems . The survey clearly portaits that only 11% of the population consult a dentist periodically Though , we all know that consulting a dentist is one of the good solutions to all these oral related problems. CONCLUSION: From this survey it is evident that there is a lack of proper awareness on oral health among south Indian population. This survey has created awareness on the importance of visiting dentist to maintain oral hygiene.

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    J. Aparna1 , V. Vishnu Priya2 , R. Gayathri 2 *

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

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

    *Corresponding author: V. Vishnu Priya, Department of Biochemistry, Saveetha Dental College and Hospitals, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, Saveetha University, Chennai - 600 077, Tamil Nadu, India.

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    J. Aparna1 , V. Vishnu Priya2 , R. Gayathri 2 *

    Title:Awareness of adolescent problems of teeth and mouth among the Indian population
    Journal:Drug Invention Today
    Vol(issue):12 (August )
    Year:2019
    Page No: (1806-1808)
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    Methodology:Awareness of adolescent problems
    Research Materials:100 adult Indians

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Dental caries oral hygiene survey planet

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