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P-ISSN: 2394-7489, E-ISSN: 2394-7497
ICV 2019: 92.11

2024, Vol. 10 Issue 2, Part A

Oral health perceptions and practices of children under parental care and children under foster care caregivers

AUTHOR(S): Dr. C Vishnu Rekha, Dr. Harshini Ravichandran, Dr. Riya Roy, Dr. Sunidhi Rana, Dr. Dhanraj K, Dr. Sumaiyya S, Dr. Sai Sarath Kumar Kothimbakkam and Dr. Santhosh
ABSTRACT:
Background: Oral health is fundamental to general health and well-being. Oral health diseases are the most common non-communicable disease affecting an estimated half of the world’s population. In India, dental caries and dental trauma affect children and adolescents very often. Parents or a caregivers' knowledge, attitude and awareness have a great impact on maintenance of young children's oral health. It is evident that the more positive is the caregivers' attitudes toward oral hygiene, the better will be the dental health of their children. Infant oral health care is the foundation on which a lifetime of preventive education and dental care can be built up to help acquire optimal oral health into child and adulthood. This study was conducted to assess the oral perceptions and practices of parents and foster care caregivers toward their children's oral health and also to compare the knowledge, approach, and practices between parents and caregivers from foster care regarding general oral health and traumatic dental injuries.
Statistics: MS Excel (Microsoft Corporation, Redmond, WA, USA) was used to enter the information in a database. The percentage and frequency distributions for each answer was examined using SPSS version 28.0
Methodology: A self-structured questionnaire will be used to collect the data related to the knowledge among parents and caregivers from foster care regarding general oral health and traumatic dental injuries. The questionnaire was reviewed by experts and content validity was ensured. The questionnaire will be filled by all the participants in presence of investigators. The datas will be evaluated and statistically analysed.
Result: This study showed that foster caregivers perform better when it comes to oral health care practices, but parents score better on the awareness metrics. Both of them are almost equally aware of the dangers and causes of tooth decay.
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How to cite this article:
Dr. C Vishnu Rekha, Dr. Harshini Ravichandran, Dr. Riya Roy, Dr. Sunidhi Rana, Dr. Dhanraj K, Dr. Sumaiyya S, Dr. Sai Sarath Kumar Kothimbakkam, Dr. Santhosh. Oral health perceptions and practices of children under parental care and children under foster care caregivers. Int J Appl Dent Sci 2024;10(2):34-38. DOI: https://doi.org/10.22271/oral.2024.v10.i2a.1924
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