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Year : 2018  |  Volume : 8  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 21-24

Beliefs related to oral health in Indian population in Maharashtra

Department Of Pediatric Dentistry, Government Dental College, Aurangabad, Maharashtra, India

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Dr. Chaitali Keshav Mirajkar
Government Dental College, Aurangabad - 431 001, Maharashtra
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/ijmd.ijmd_3_18

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Introduction: Indian population consists of people from different cultural backgrounds, and there is a very strong influence of the various beliefs, myths, and misconceptions on health-seeking behavior in our population. Cultural, religious, social, personal habits, and practices cause disparities in oral and general health but also affect oral and general health. Aim: The aim of the study was to determine the prevalence of common beliefs about oral health, diseases, and treatment. Materials and Methods: A cross-sectional survey was conducted among randomly selected 1000 participants aged 18 years and above. A self-designed questionnaire incorporating 23 questions about various common beliefs about oral health, diseases, and treatment was used for data collection. Results: Ninety-eight percent of the study population had at least one common belief about oral health, diseases, and treatment. Conclusion: The population under study showed high prevalence of beliefs about oral health, diseases, and treatment. This could be associated with delayed health-seeking behavior and poor compliance with treatment.

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