Prevalence Of Dental Caries, Dental Fluorosis And Its Correlation With Fluoride Levels In Drinking Water Among 12 To 15 Years Old School Going Children Of Sivakasi Taluk, Virudhunagar District, Tamilnadu, India.

Document Type : Primary Research paper

Authors

1 Reader, Dept Of Public Health Dentistry, Ragas Dental College & Hospital

2 Research Scholar, Dr. M. G. R Educational And Research Institute

3 Prof & Head, Dept Of Public Health Dentistry, Srm Dental College

4 Reader, Dept Of Public Health Dentistry, Srm Dental College

5 Professor, Dept Of Oral Pathology And Microbiology, Sree Balaji Dental College And Hospital, Bharat Institute Of Higher Education And Research (Biher)

Abstract

Aim: The Aim Of The Study Is To Find Out The Prevalence Of Dental Caries And Dental Fluorosis And Its Correlation With Drinking Water Fluoride Levels Among 12 To 15 Years Old School Going Children Of Sivakasi Taluk, Virudhunagar District,Tamilnadu. Materials And Method: A Cross-Sectional Study Was Conducted Among 12 To 15 Years Old School Going Children Of Sivakasi Taluk, Virudhunagar District, Tamilnadu. A Total Of 1320 Study Subjects Were Clinically Examined At The School By Calibrated Examiner With Dean's Fluorosis Index And Dentition Status Who (2013) And 72 Groundwater Sample Analysis Was Also Done. Chi-Square Test And Pearson Correlation Were Used For Statistical Analysis. Results: The Overall Dental Fluorosis And Dental Caries Prevalence Was Found To Be 61.7% And 54.6% In Our Study Sample. Correlation Between Fluoride Content In Drinking Water And Community Fluorosis Score In School Students Showed A Strong Positive Correlation. A Negative Correlation Was Noted Between Fluoride Concentration In Drinking Water And Mean Dmft Score. Conclusion: In The Present Study, The Data That Is Presented Is Based On The Areas That Had A History Of High Fluoride Levels Which Lack Monitoring And Data Updates. This Study Has Concluded That Though The Fluoride In The Water Level Is Optimum Or Below Optimum, The History Of High Fluoride And Its Effects On The Oral Health Of The Population Still Prevails.

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