Journal: Drug Invention Today

Article Id: JPRS-P col-00003649
Title: Oral hygiene among people with intellectual disabilities
Category: Pharmaceutics
Section: Research Article
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    Introduction: The aim of the study was to understand the impact of oral hygiene among people with intellectual disabilities. Prevalence of untreated dental caries which is higher among the people with intellectual disabilities, especially those living in non-institutional settings. It feels little bit difficult to understand and help them through their difficulties to maintain oral hygiene more effectively. Materials and Methods: About 50 disability children are selected from a special school of spastic society, Tharamani. All the data are collected and observed for the final evaluation of statistics. Results: There is a severe difference in the normal generation and people with intellectual disabilities. People with intellectual disabilities are more prone to dental caries than people without intellectual disabilities. Conclusion: People should show more initiative and concern toward people suffering from intellectual disabilities and provide proper treatment to maintain dental hygiene.

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    Aleena Alex, A. Jothi Priya*, Gayatri Devi

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

    *Corresponding author: Dr. A. Jyothi Priya, Department of Physiology, Saveetha Dental College and Hospital, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, Saveetha University, 162 Poonamallee High Road, Velappanchavadi, Chennai - 600 077, Tamil Nadu,India

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    Author:

    Aleena Alex, A. Jothi Priya*, Gayatri Devi

    Title:Oral hygiene among people with intellectual disabilities
    Journal:Drug Invention Today
    Vol(issue):12 (June)
    Year:2019
    Page No: (1179-1181)
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    Methodology:Oral hygiene
    Research Materials:50 disability children

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Intellectual disabilities Non-institutional settings Spastic society

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