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Research Journal of Pharmacy and Technology
Year : 2016, Volume : 9, Issue : 8
First page : ( 1055) Last page : ( 1058)
Print ISSN : 0974-3618. Online ISSN : 0974-360X.
Article DOI : 10.5958/0974-360X.2016.00199.2

Awareness of Oral Hygiene among Children in Chennai

Ahamed S. Thanish*

Saveetha Dental College and Hospital, Saveetha University, Chennai-600077

*Corresponding Author E-mail: thanishahamedchill@gmail.com

Online published on 12 January, 2017.

Abstract

Aim

The aim of this study was to assess the attitude and awareness of children towards oral health and dental care as well as to evaluate the factors that determine these variables.

Objective

To help spread awareness of oral hygiene among children

Background

The foundation for healthy permanent teeth in children and teenagers is laid during the first years of life. Poor diet, poor habits of food intake and inadequate tooth brushing habits during the first 2 years of life have been shown in several studies to be related to tooth decay in children. The development of caries in primary teeth further increases the risk of developing caries in permanent teeth. Therefore it is essential to establish a proper oral hygiene routine early in life to help ensure the development of strong and healthy teeth.

Reason

To help children to lead a better life and healthy oral hygiene

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Keywords

Dental hygiene, oral hygiene, healthy teeth.

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