Consumption of sweets in children below 6 years of age related to dental caries in rural areas

Author: 
V.Nancy Selva Mary., Dhanraj and Ashok

Aim: To investigate the rate of consumption of sweets in children below 6 years of age related to dental caries in rural areas .

Method: This study was carried out in pandur village 15 kilometeres away from thiruvallur. The survey was carried out by a school children out at panchayat school.130 students screened for caries.The questionnaire included 20 questions that data from the questionnaire were extracted and analysed

Result :This study observed a market proportion of children consuming sweets having a significant prevalence of dental caries. In oral health awarness program the choice of sweet consumption and caries needs to be initiated further.

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.24327/ijcar.2017.2830.0118