Journal: Drug Invention Today

Article Id: JPRS-P col-00004053
Title: Knowledge and awareness of caries status among speech impaired
Category: Pharmaceutics
Section: Research Article
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    Introduction: Oral health has a great impact on the overall health and well-being of an individual. The aim of the study is to assess the prevalence of dental caries, oral hygiene knowledge and awareness among the speech-impaired individuals. Materials and Methods: Assessment of caries status was done among the speech-impaired people for finding their knowledge and awareness toward the caries status. Information about the oral hygiene practices, previous dental visit, and oral health knowledge were obtained through a preformed questionnaire. Results: School students participated in the survey, of which 57% of students were male and 43% were female. Age groups of the participants who took part in the survey were from 5 to 16 years. 87% of the student’s brushes their teeth only once a day. 85% of the students do not rinse their mouth after eating or drinking. Of those students, none are aware of the fluoride. 90% of the students have not visited the dental clinics. Conclusion: Although there are some studies that have explored the oral health of speech impairment population, the information available for speech impairment individuals is still scarce. Hence, more awareness needs to be created among the speech-impaired people.

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    M. Meenapriya, Dhanraj Ganapathy*, R. M. Visalaksh

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    Department of Prosthodontics, Saveetha Dental College and Hospitals, Saveetha University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

    *Corresponding author: Dr. Dhanraj Ganapathy, Department of Prosthodontics, Saveetha Dental College and Hospitals, Saveetha University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India.

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    Author:

    M. Meenapriya, Dhanraj Ganapathy*, R. M. Visalaksh

    Title:Knowledge and awareness of caries status among speech impaired
    Journal:Drug Invention Today
    Vol(issue):12 (September )
    Year:2019
    Page No: (1920-1923)
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    Methodology:Knowledge, Awareness,Speech impairment
    Research Materials: Caries status, Knowledge, Oral health

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Awareness Caries status Knowledge Oral health Speech impairment

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