International Journal of Applied Dental Sciences
2019, Vol. 5 Issue 4, Part C
Assessment of association between dental neglect and oral health status among young adults
AUTHOR(S): Dr. Ruchira G Gajabe, Dr. Sabita Ram and Dr. Vaibhav Thakkar
We aim at outlining a public health approach to assess oral health status, reasons of dental neglect and analyse its correlation.
Methods: A descriptive cross sectional study was conducted at Mahatma Gandhi Mission Dental College & Hospital. 500 patients within the age group of 18-24 years willing to give consent and participate were involved in the survey. Patient survey and information form were used to assess dental behaviour and status. Results from screening exams, patient information forms were recorded.
Results: 258 males and 242 females with a mean age of 21.29 years participated in the research study. Of the total study population a total of 16.4 % reported to be doubtful if they brush their teeth as well as they should, while 5.2% where definitely sure that they are not brushing as expected to maintain optimum dental health. But at the same time 88.6% were considered dental health important.
Conclusion: If appropriate awareness, education and self-training is incorporated amongst young adults there is a high probability of averting dental decay amongst the subject population.
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How to cite this article:
Dr. Ruchira G Gajabe, Dr. Sabita Ram, Dr. Vaibhav Thakkar. Assessment of association between dental neglect and oral health status among young adults. Int J Appl Dent Sci 2019;5(4):159-162.