Dental Journal of Advance Studies

Register      Login

VOLUME 2 , ISSUE 1 ( January-April, 2014 ) > List of Articles

Original Article

Correlating Dental Caries with Tooth Brushing Frequency, Type of Toothpaste and Dental Visits

Vaibhav Munjal, Ritu Jindal, Rohini Dua, Ripin Singh Garewal, Parveen Bathla

Keywords : Dental caries, Tooth brushing, Tooth paste

Citation Information : Munjal V, Jindal R, Dua R, Garewal RS, Bathla P. Correlating Dental Caries with Tooth Brushing Frequency, Type of Toothpaste and Dental Visits. 2014; 2 (1):9-15.

DOI: 10.1055/s-0038-1671979

License: NA

Published Online: 12-05-2023

Copyright Statement:  NA


Aim: This study was done to evaluate correlation of Dental Caries status with frequency of tooth brushing, type of toothpaste and regular dental visits in children. Materials and methods: This cross-sectional study was carried out randomly on 2500 school children of two age groups viz. 12 and 15 years, and caries examination was done using WHO (World Health organization) 1997 criteria in order to correlate with various risk factors viz. brushing frequency, use of fluoridated/non-fluoridated toothpaste and frequency of child's visit to dental clinic. Results: In both the age groups brushing frequency and type of toothpaste used insignificantly affected caries while evidence that frequency of child's visit to dental clinic reduces caries risk was also not substantial. Conclusion: The present study implicates that due to complex multifactorial nature of dental caries, its prevention still remains an enigma for the dental professional and society.

PDF Share
  1. Lakhanpal M, Chopra A, Rao NC, Gupta N, and Vashisth S. Dietary Pattern, Tooth Brushing Habits and Caries Experience of School Children in panchkula district, India Ann Public Health Res 2014;1(1): 1001.
  2. Selwitz H. R, Ismail A.I, Pitts N.B, Dental caries Lancet 2007;369:51–59.
  3. Sudha P, Bhasin S, Anegundi R. T. Prevalence of dental caries among 5-13 year old children of manglore city J Indian Soc Pedod Prev Dent 2005.
  4. Sheiham A. Prevention and control of periodontal disease. In International Conference on research into the biology of periodontal disease 1977. University of Illinois, pp. 309-86 & Committee report pp. 369-76.
  5. Frandsen A. Mechanical Oral Hygiene Practices. State of the Science Review. In Dental Plaque Control Measures and Oral Hygiene Practices 1986;93-116.
  6. Mahalakshmi Y, Sequeira PS and Soben P. Estimation and comparison of significant caries index and the pattern of sugar consumption among 12-year-old school going children of two different socioeconomic strata. Indian J Dent Res 2004;15(1):20-23.
  7. Boka V, Trikaliotis A, Kotsanos N and Karagiannis V. Dental caries and oral health-related factors in a sample of Greek preschool children Eur Arch Paediatr Dent 2013;14:363–368.
  8. Gibson S and Williams S. Dental Caries in pre-school children: Associations with social class, tooth brushing habit and consumption of sugars and sugar containing foods. Caries Res 1999;33:101-13.
  9. Tucker GJ, Andlaw RJ and Burchell C.K. The relationship between oral hygiene and dental caries incidence in 11-yearold children. Brit Dent J 1976;141:75-9.
  10. Leske GS, Ripa LW and Barenie J.T. Comparisons of caries prevalence of children with different daily tooth brushing frequencies. Comm Dent Oral Epidemiol 1976;4(3):102–5.
  11. Javali SB and Pandit V. Statistical analysis of data related to determinants of dental caries. J Pierre Fauchard Academy 2004;18:59-66.
  12. Gupta R, Gaur KL and Sharma A, Zafer S, Kewalramani S. Comparison of Associating factors of Dental Caries in urban and rural children in Jaipur, (Raj) India. IOSR Journal of Dental and Medical Sciences 2013;9(3): 55-60
  13. Wei S.H.Y. and Hyman R.M. Paediatric Dentistry. Mosby; 1982. Chap 39.
  14. Murray J.J. and Rugg Gunn A.J. Fluoride in caries prevention. Bristol Wright, 1982. Quoted in Caries Res 1991;25:287-91.
  15. Marthaler T.M. Explanation for changing patterns of disease in the Western World. Cariology Today, Bael Karger, 1984;13-23.
  16. Renson C.E., Crielaers P.J.A. and Ibukunk S.A.J. et al. Changing patterns of oral health and implications of oral health manpower. Int Dent J 1985;35:235-51.
  17. Pader M. Oral Hygiene Products and Practice. Marcel Dekker, New York, 1988.
  18. Bellini H.T, Arneberg P. and vonder Fehr F. Oral Hygiene and Caries. A Review. Acta Odont. Scand 1981; 39:257-65.
  19. Chaudhry K.P, Chawla T.N, Bhargava P.S. and Nanda R.S. Dental health survey of Lucknow school going children. J All Ind Dent Assoc 1957;29(10):199-205.
  20. Miglani D.C, Sujeer V.N, Ross C and Raghupathy E. Dental Caries and its relationship to Saliva and Diet. Prevalence of Dental Caries. J Ind Dent Assoc 1970;42(9):219-24.
PDF Share
PDF Share

© Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) LTD.