Knowledge and awareness on dietary practice influencing oral hygiene among adults in a rural area

T.SaiSandhya and Dhanaraj

Aim: To do a survey on knowledge and awareness of dietary practices among adults in a rural area. (Kanchipuram)

Objective: Dental health is not alone concerned with brushing and flosssing but also includes dietary practices of people.

Background: Foods that adhere to the teeth increase the risk of tooth decay compared to foods that clear from the mouth quickly. If the food particle contains soluble sugars it is washed out quickly by the saliva. The longer carbohydrate containing food are around the teeth, the more time bacteria have to produce acid and greater the chance of demineralisation.

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