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Oral habits among preschool Indian children at Durg-Bhilai city



Pratik Surana1, Surya Madhavi Dinavahi2, Arunkumar Sajjanar3, Neha Rani Gupta4, Pooja Sharma5,* & Ritu J. Sabharwal6



1Department of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry, Maitri College of Dentistry and Research Centre, Durg, Chhattisgarh, India; 2MPH, University of New Haven, West haven, Connecticut 06516, USA; 3Department of Pediatrics and Preventive Dentistry, Swargiya Dadasaheb Kalmegh Smruti Dental College and Hospital, Nagpur, Maharashtra, India; 4Department of Dentistry, Shri Balaji Institute of Medical Sciences, Mowa, Raipur, Chhattisgarh, India; 5Department of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry, Maitri College of Dentistry and Research Center, Durg, Chhattisgarh, India; 6Department of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry, Kalinga Institute of Dental Sciences, KIIT Deemed to be University, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India; *Corresponding author



Pratik Surana - E-mail: suranadrpratik@gmail.com; Phone No: +91 8871310111

Surya Madhavi Dinavahi - E-mail: suryamadhavi1995@gmail.com

Arunkumar Sajjanar - E-mail: arunsajju@gmail.com

Neha Rani Gupta - E-mail:drnehagupta1992@gmail.com

Pooja Sharma - E-mail: dr.poojasharma0108@gmail.com

Ritu J. Sabharwal - E-mail: ritusabharwal0113@gmail.com


Article Type

Research Article



Received May 1, 2024; Revised May 31, 2024; Accepted May 31, 2024, Published May 31, 2024



One of the major contributing causes to the development of malocclusion and other negative impacts on orofacial complexes is oral habits during and after preschool. Therefore, it is of interest to ascertain the prevalence of oral habits in preschoolers in Durg-Bhilai, Chhattisgarh, India. Using the cluster sampling technique, four schools two from each of Durg and Bhilai City were chosen to participate in the study. 400 LKG and UKG students, along with their mothers or caregivers, were chosen based on the inclusion/exclusion criteria. The Chi-square test was employed in the statistical study. Thus, preschoolers at durg-bhilai city, Chhattisgarh, India, had a high prevalence of oral habits.



Oral habits, prevalence, malocclusion



Surana et al. Bioinformation 20(5): 528-531 (2024)


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Biomedical Informatics



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