publication . Article . 2011

Oral health knowledge, practice, oral hygiene status, and dental caries prevalence among visually impaired children in Bangalore

ST Prashanth; Sudhanshu Bhatnagar; Usha Mohan Das; H Gopu;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2011 Journal: Journal of Indian Society of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry, volume 29, issue 2, pages 102-105 (issn: 0970-4388, eissn: 1998-3905, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Medknow Publications
Abstract
Introduction: Visually impaired children daily face challenges for bearing their everyday skills. Maintenance of proper oral hygiene is one among them. Aim: The aim of the study was to assess the oral health knowledge, practice, oral hygiene status, and dental caries prevalence among visually impaired children in Bangalore. Materials and Methods: A total of 85 children were asked verbally a questionnaire regarding the frequency of brushing, cleaning tools, use of dentifrice, knowledge about the role of sugar in producing dental decay, and frequency of visit to the dentist. All children were screened and DMF and def scores were recorded and oral hygiene status we...
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Medical Subject Headings: stomatognathic diseases
free text keywords: Dental caries, oral hygiene, visually impaired, General Dentistry, lcsh:Dentistry, lcsh:RK1-715, Dentistry, business.industry, business, Chi-square test, Medicine, Caries prevalence, Population study, Dentifrice, Oral hygiene status, Oral health
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