A STUDY TO EVALUATE VARIOUS ASSOCIATED RISK FACTORS RELATED FOR OCCURRENCE OF DENTAL CARIES DURING THE MIXED DENTITION PERIOD (6 TO 12 YEARS) RESIDING IN URBAN AND RURAL AREA OF WARDHA DISTRICT.

Deepti Chandrakar, Meenakshi Khapre, Abhay Mudey, Vasant Wagh, Manish Prasad

Abstract


Worldwide, 60–90% of school children and nearly 100% of adults have dental cavities. Risk factors for oral
diseases include unhealthy diet, tobacco use, harmful alcohol use, and poor oral hygiene. This study was
conducted to evaluate various associated risk factors related for occurrence of dental caries during the mixed dentition period (6
to 12 years) residing in urban and rural area of Wardha district. The study was conducted in the two selected schools of Wardha
district. School was chosen where child comes from an urban area and other where they came from rural area. It was observed in
the rural area that 76.19% caries was reported in those who never ate fruits while overall those who ate fruits reported 51.89%. It
was concluded that chances of Dental caries were 3.41 times more in the rural than in urban children.


Keywords


Dental Caries, Biscuits, Jam, Chewing Gum, Mixed Dentition

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