Prevalence of Dental Caries in Private & Public School Children
European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine,
2020, Volume 7, Issue 11, Pages 8305-8310
AbstractDental caries a dynamic disease, is an important dental public health problem and is the
most prevalent disease of oral cavity among children in the world*.
This disease not only causes damage to health but is also responsible for several morbid
conditions(such as periapical abscess, periapical granuloma ,Cyst) of the oral cavity and other
systems of the body****. Although the prevalence of caries is declining ,mainly because of the
wide spread of fluorides ,there still remains a subgroup of susceptible children at high caries risk.
The dental caries usually starts in childhood and is undetected till adult life leading to
complications and tooth mortality.
Dental caries is a multifactorial disease influenced by many factors including
age,sex,diet,microorganisms,oral hygiene etc.
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