Perception about Dental Myths among General Public
Keywords:Dental myth, Awareness, Brushing, Oral health programs.
Introduction: Myths are part of everyone’s life. Considering the outcomes of beliefs, one should be aware
about the myths about health care as it may result in outrageous complication. Certain culture and cultural
beliefs have a greater impact in health and sickness which represents different ideas shared by different
people in India.
Aim: This study was aimed to assess the knowledge about dental myths among general public, in Tamil
Methodology: A cross sectional study was conducted using self-administered questionnaire, through Google
forms, among 200 people from the age group of 17-54 years in Tamil Nadu, India. Statistics was done and
Results: Most of the participants were not having adequate awareness and knowledge about dental myths.
Conclusion: Thus, awareness and knowledge about dental myths among general public has to be improved
by community oral health programs.
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