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REVIEW ARTICLE

Prevalence of Dental Caries among Children in Indian Population

John Ebinezer, Vezhavendhan Nagaraj

Keywords : Children, Dental caries, Prevalence of dental caries, Primary dentition

Citation Information : Ebinezer J, Nagaraj V. Prevalence of Dental Caries among Children in Indian Population. 2021; 11 (1):29-30.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10083-0923

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 01-07-2021

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2021; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


Abstract

Introduction: Dental caries plays an important role in oral health problems. Its prevalence and severity is increasing day by day throughout the world. Thus, the objective of this review is to analyze the prevalence of dental caries among school-going children in Indian population. Materials and methods: Three relevant articles were selected for the review, and the articles were searched from PubMed, Embase, Google Scholar, Chinese Biomedical Database, Scopus, and Web of Science. Results: The prevalence of dental caries among Indian school-going children in primary dentition ranges from 64 to 78%, and in permanent dentition, the value ranges from 18 to 67%. Female had higher caries incidence than male. Prevalence of 61.8% noticed in low-socioeconomic group and 49.1% in high-socioeconomic status people. Conclusion: The prevalence of dental caries among Indian school-going children is high in primary dentition when compared with the permanent dentition, and the caries prevalence rate is high in females. The people from low-socioeconomic status group show higher percentage of caries prevalence.


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