TITLE

Dentition Status and Oral Health Practice among Hearing and Speech-Impaired Children: A Cross-sectional Study

AUTHOR(S)
Suma, G.; Das, Usha Mohan; Akshatha, B. S.
PUB. DATE
May 2011
SOURCE
International Journal of Clinical Pediatric Dentistry;May-Aug2011, Vol. 4 Issue 2, p105
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The main aim of this study was to assess the oral health status and oral hygiene practices in children with impaired hearing and speech. A total of 76 children in the age group of 5 to 18 years of both sexes were surveyed and information about their oral hygiene practices, previous dental visit and oral health knowledge were obtained through a questionnaire. Around 61% of the children had never visited a dentist, 82.89% and 17.11% of them brushed once and twice daily respectively. More than 90% of them cared about their teeth as much as any other part of the body. 42% of the children had dental caries, and gingivitis was seen in 35% of the children and malocclusion in 19% of them.
ACCESSION #
82764548

 

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