RDI Publication in IDA Journal!

Creating an awareness on oral hygiene among school children

The Rajan Dental Institute had recently published an article in the Journal of the Indian Dental Association(JIDA) . The publication reflects a study made by Rajan Dental on the attitude and practice of oral hygiene among school children in Chennai, Tamil Nadu. The study was made through the traditional ‘survey’ research method. A questionnaire was handed out to over 250 children in the age group 7-17 years at the science city fair organized by the Tamil Nadu State Government in January 2012.

The following results were reported from the data:

A. 35% – had experienced Tooth ache

B. 41% – had experienced Bleeding Gums

C. 55% – Brushed twice daily

D. 79% – Rinsed after food

E. 32% – Used mouth rinses

F. 48% – Visited the dentist regularly

G. 54% – Had attended dental camp.

To sum up, school children in Chennai have always had a moderate awareness to oral hygiene but need to be educated for a better standard of care.

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