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Year : 2011  |  Volume : 9  |  Issue : 18  |  Page : 117-120

Oral health related knowledge attitude and practices among the residents of Saraswathi Nagar, Nellore, Andhra Pradesh


1 Professor and Head, Dept. of Preventive and Community Dentistry, Narayana Dental College and Hospital, Nellore, A.P, India
2 Professor, Dept. of Preventive and Community Dentistry, Narayana Dental College and Hospital, Nellore, A.P, India
3 Senior Lecturer, Dept. of Preventive and Community Dentistry, Narayana Dental College and Hospital, Nellore, A.P, India
4 PG Student, Dept. of Preventive and Community Dentistry, Narayana Dental College and Hospital, Nellore, A.P, India

Correspondence Address:
Nusrath Fareed
Professor and Head, Dept. of Preventive and Community Dentistry, Narayana Dental College and Hospital, Nellore, A.P
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Objectives: The present study was conducted to assess the oral health knowledge, attitude and practices among the residents of Saraswathi nagar Nellore. To educate them on common oral health problems, methods of prevention and on self referral for the treatment of common oral health problems at the earliest. Methodology: A Descriptive cross-sectional study was conducted among the 392 house holds. One person in each house hold was involved in the study. A specially designed closed ended questionnaire consisting of 18 questions to assess the knowledge, attitude and practice toward oral health was used. Results: About 92% of the total respondents felt that good oral health maintains general health. 65.5% of the total respondents knew that regular visit to dentist keeps away dental problems but about 43.87% of the respondents didn't visit dentist regularly, when asked related to attitude of participants towards dental treatment 29.34% of total respondents felt that cleaning teeth results in loosening of teeth and about 33.6% felt that removal of teeth results in loss of eye sight. 85% of the respondents cleaned their tongue regularly, 52% of the total respondents did not massage their gums after brushing. Conclusion: Findings of this study showed that there was no proper utilization of dental services and significant misconceptions regarding dental treatment among the participants'.


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