International Journal of Applied Dental Sciences
2019, Vol. 5 Issue 4, Part E
Relationship of crowded teeth and dental calculus among rural school children in Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh
AUTHOR(S): Sana Farooq, Faiqa Farooq and Nimra Iqbal
ABSTRACT:Alveolar ridge preservation is a set of surgical techniques to preserve the volume of the alveolar ridge The crowding of teeth predisposes a challenge in maintaining oral hygiene through meticulous brushing as the tooth irregularity causes dental calculus accumulation leading to dental caries and gingivitis finally leading to tooth mobility. Aim: The objective was to find the relationship of crowded teeth and dental calculus among rural school children in Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh Methodology: This analytic study with of cross sectional design on 150 primary school children aged between 6 to 13 years(Class I to V) studying in rural government school in Sakipur village of Greater Noida where they were provided mid-day meal. Crowding of anterior teeth (canine-canine) of lower jaws was recorded .The examination was performed by placing the explorer on 1/3 incisal or occlusal area and gently moving it to the 1/3 gingival or cervical area on a specific tooth. Result: The results of the study were tested with the Chi-square test. The findings of this research reveal that dental calculus grade 2+ was significantly more among males whereas grade 3+ dental calculus was significantly more among females. Children aged 12-13 year old children showed statistical significance when asked whether they were demonstrated brushing technique by dentist. Dental calculus was significantly more among subjects with crowding. Males also had a significantly higher prevalence of dental anomalies like rotated teeth and peg shaped lateral than females which was seen to be statistically significant. Conclusion: The abnormal arrangement of teeth like crowding, rotation and dental anomalies influences the condition of oral hygiene in children.
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Sana Farooq, Faiqa Farooq, Nimra Iqbal. Relationship of crowded teeth and dental calculus among rural school children in Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh. Int J Appl Dent Sci 2019;5(4):306-310.