Perception about Dental Myths among General Public

Authors

  • P S Gayathri
  • Krithika C
  • R Hema Maheshwari
  • Jasti Keerthi
  • Jenisha Priyavadhani S
  • Harshada Ragunathan

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37506/ijfmt.v15i2.14348

Keywords:

Dental myth, Awareness, Brushing, Oral health programs.

Abstract

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
Nadu.
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
tabulated.
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.

Author Biographies

P S Gayathri

Reader

Krithika C

Professor and Head of the Department, Department of oral Medicine and Radiology, Thai moogambigai
Dental college and Hospital, DR MGR Educational and Research Institute, Chennai

R Hema Maheshwari

Junior resident, Thai
Moogambigai Dental college and Hospital, DR MGR Educational and Research Institute, Chennai

Jasti Keerthi

Junior resident, Thai
Moogambigai Dental college and Hospital, DR MGR Educational and Research Institute, Chennai

Jenisha Priyavadhani S

Junior resident, Thai
Moogambigai Dental college and Hospital, DR MGR Educational and Research Institute, Chennai

Harshada Ragunathan

Senior Lecturer, Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Thai moogambigai Dental college and Hospital,
DR MGR Educational and Research Institute, Chennai

Published

2021-03-24

How to Cite

P S Gayathri, Krithika C, R Hema Maheshwari, Jasti Keerthi, Jenisha Priyavadhani S, & Harshada Ragunathan. (2021). Perception about Dental Myths among General Public. Indian Journal of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology, 15(2), 439-444. https://doi.org/10.37506/ijfmt.v15i2.14348

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