CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 · Dental Journal of Advance Studies 2020; 08(01): 01-04
DOI: 10.1055/s-0040-1703026
Original Article

Prevalence of Dental Caries in 5- to 12-Year-Old School Children of Patiala City, Punjab

Surinder Kaur
1  Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry, Punjab Government Dental College and Hospital, Amritsar, Punjab, India
,
Avninder Kaur
2  Pediatric and Preventive Dentistry, Bhojia Dental College and Hospital, Baddi, Himachal Pradesh, India
,
Reetu Singh
2  Pediatric and Preventive Dentistry, Bhojia Dental College and Hospital, Baddi, Himachal Pradesh, India
,
Avijit Avasthi
2  Pediatric and Preventive Dentistry, Bhojia Dental College and Hospital, Baddi, Himachal Pradesh, India
,
Alvi Fatima
2  Pediatric and Preventive Dentistry, Bhojia Dental College and Hospital, Baddi, Himachal Pradesh, India
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Abstract

Introduction The present study was conducted with the aim to evaluate prevalence of dental caries in 5- to 12-year-old children in the city of Patiala, Punjab.

Materials and Methods This cross sectional study comprised 1,600 school children belonging to upper middle and lower middle class groups. The children were examined in their schools itself sitting on an ordinary chair.

Results Caries prevalence reported was 40%. Higher decayed, missing, and filled teeth were found in children eating sweet foods.

Conclusion Results reveal a high percentage of children with dental caries which shows a need for oral health awareness in these children. A low percentage of children was brushing twice a day.



Publication History

Publication Date:
09 March 2020 (online)

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