A Study of Dental Caries Status in Relation with Dental Check-up among Children in Rajshahi

Authors

  • Md Shoyeb Rahman Assistant Professor, Department of Dentistry, Dental Unit, Rajshahi Medical College, Rajshahi, Bangladesh
  • Md Nahid Khurram Choudhury Associate Professor, Department of Dental Pharmacology and Head, Dental Unit, Rajshahi Medical College, Rajshahi, Bangladesh
  • Md Ismail Hossain Assistant Professor, Department of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics, Dental Unit, Rajshahi Medical College, Rajshahi, Bangladesh
  • Shahina Shoheli Lecturer, Dental Unit, Rajshahi Medical College, Rajshahi, Bangladesh

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3329/taj.v34i2.58560

Keywords:

Oral Disease, Dental Caries, Children, Dental Checkup

Abstract

Background: The study aimed to assess the importance of dental check-ups for preventing dental caries among children 5-12 years of age in Rajshahi.

Materials & Methods: This descriptive study was conducted in Dental Unit, Rajshahi Medical College, Different Dental Clinics, Dental Chambers in Rajshahi City Corporation from January 2018 to December 2019. A total number of 370 participants were allocated to detect dental caries and history of visiting dental clinics or hospitals for a dental check-up. A cross-sectional survey using a self-structured questionnaire and clinical examination of the oral cavity were conducted among participants to detect dental caries.

Results: 8.92% of participants visited dentists for a regular dental check-up, whereas 49.73% visited dentists only when they had pain or problems with their teeth. 40.81% of participants had dental caries who never visited dentists, and 47.57% of participants were suffering from dental caries who went to the dental clinic or hospital only when there were necessary or emergency.

Conclusion: Regular dental check-up reduce the possibility of dental caries among children.

TAJ 2021; 34: No-2: 90-94

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2022-03-08

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Rahman, M. S. ., Khurram Choudhury, M. N. ., Hossain, M. I. ., & Shoheli, S. . (2022). A Study of Dental Caries Status in Relation with Dental Check-up among Children in Rajshahi. TAJ: Journal of Teachers Association, 34(2), 90–94. https://doi.org/10.3329/taj.v34i2.58560

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