DENTAL EXAMINATION AND ORAL HEALTH EDUCATION FACILITY

Children with Special needs or so called Handicapped are at greater risk of developing Dental diseases due to compromised dexterity in performing oral hygiene practices and lack of education about the importance of these measures. Some congenital deformities involving the mouth and neurologic afflictions are also conductive to greater risk of dental diseases. Out of the common dental diseases, children are most prone to Dental Decay and Malocclusion (crooked or protruding teeth). Dental decay is preventable ot a great extent by roper oral hygiene measures and education regarding the consumption of sweets and sticky foods. Similarly, malocclusion is also preventable in many children with timely intervention and some interceptive measures. It would be most appropriate to provide a regular dental check up and educate these children for various oral hygiene measures in order to reduce their dental problems.