Journal of Indian Society of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry
Journal of Indian Society of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry
                                                   Official journal of the Indian Society of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry                           
Year : 1996  |  Volume : 14  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 21--30

Evaluation of existing status of knowledge, practice and attitude towards oral health of rural communities of Haryana--India.


A Tewari, K Gauba, A Goyal 
 Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh

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A Tewari
Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh

The KAP survey on oral health practices of 3247 individuals, 6-60 years of age, of Sidhaura block of Haryana revealed that use of dattan was more prevalent (56% in adult community & 49% students) than tooth brush (35% adult community & 34% students). 37% of the total community had the knowledge of brush being the best oral hygiene measure. 25% of the community using brush were brushing only once/day. The knowledge of the community regarding the role of fluorides in prevention of dental caries was completely lacking: 1.8% of the community was using fluoride dentifrice. 35-45 percent of the community were practising sweet foods/drinks etc. four times a day. The snyder test showed a positive relation with frequency of sugar intake.


How to cite this article:
Tewari A, Gauba K, Goyal A. Evaluation of existing status of knowledge, practice and attitude towards oral health of rural communities of Haryana--India. J Indian Soc Pedod Prev Dent 1996;14:21-30


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Tewari A, Gauba K, Goyal A. Evaluation of existing status of knowledge, practice and attitude towards oral health of rural communities of Haryana--India. J Indian Soc Pedod Prev Dent [serial online] 1996 [cited 2020 Aug 10 ];14:21-30
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