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International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Knowledge, Attitude and Awareness towards Topical Fluorides in Prevention of Dental Caries among Patients Visiting Private Dental Hospital

K. V. Swathi

Abstract: Dental caries is an irreversible microbiologic disease that is characterized by demineralization of the inorganic portion and destruction of organic portion of the tooth, leading to cavitation.Increased intake of fermentable sugary food substances, carbohydrates etc., are one of the main etiological factors for dental caries.Poor oral hygiene is also on of the most important predisposing factor for dental caries.Various preventive primary measures for dental caries prevention include pit and fissure sealant, topical fluorides etc., Improving the oral hygiene practices can also be beneficial.Of the preventive primary measure for dental caries, topical fluoride therapy is most commonly used

Keywords: Topical Fluoride, Dental Caries, Awareness



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