World Journal of
Pharmaceutical and Life Sciences

An International Peer Reviewed Journal for Pharmaceutical and Life Sciences
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Abstract

PREVALANCE OF ORAL HEALTH STATUS, MALOCCULUSION AMONG SCHOOL GOING INDIVIDUALS IN CHENNAI: AN EPIDEMOLOGICAL STUDY

*Dr. Vidhyadharan J. BDS and Dr. Evangeline Dorothy BDS

ABSTRACT

Background: Health is a universal human need for all cultural groups. General health cannot be attained or maintained without oral health. The mouth is regarded as the mirror of the body leave space and the gateway to good health. Aim: The level of oral health status and sweet intake of school students is scarce and worthy of investigation, and this study aimed at assessing the same among school going students in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India. Methodology: A structured questionnaire (English versions) considering all objectives of the study was used in data collection. Data were collected on the basis of Age, gender, oral health status including malocclusion and intake of sweet food substances. Data were collected through face-to-face interview of the students, and by oral examination. Results: About 14.11% of students had Angle class 1 malocclusion about 61.96% had Angle class 2 sub-division 1 13.10% had Angle class 2 sub-division 2 and about 4.79% had angle class 3 is about 2.27%. On evaluating the characteristic data of DMFT it was observed 68.88% of student’s presented had no decay and 29.87% of student’s had decayed teeth. Conclusion: The authors conclude that oral hygiene awareness education and motivation are needed to improve oral health status among school going students.

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