International Journal of Advanced Education and Research

International Journal of Advanced Education and Research


International Journal of Advanced Education and Research
International Journal of Advanced Education and Research
Vol. 4, Issue 2 (2019)

The attitude on dental hygiene and prevention of tooth decay among the school children (5-10 years) in a selected school at Chidambaram


N Jeyalakshmi, Dr. T Sasikala

Background: Dental care starts from infancy to old age. Even before the emergence of the first tooth, the attitude on care for the oral cavity can highly affect a person’s future appearance and health. The present study was planned to assess the attitude on dental hygiene among the school children. Methods: This study was conducted with 5 to 10 years children studying at Sri Meenakshi Primary School, Annamalai Nagar, Chidambaram, using quasi experimental design. Results: In the pre-test, 49 (51.04%) of the children had unfavourable attitude and 11 (11.45%) of them had highly favourable attitude. Whereas, in the post-test, majority of 58 (60.41%) had favourable attitude and only 2 (2.8%) of them had unfavourable attitude. Conclusions: The study concluded that the structured-teaching program establishes an acceptable positive attitude towards the dental hygiene and its importance on tooth decay prevention.
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