Objective: To determine the Prevalence and risk factors of dental stains among school-going children in Talash Dir (Lower) Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
Material & Methods: An Analytical cross-sectional study was carried out in school-going children in Talash Dir (Lower) Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. The period, time of this study was six months. Two hundred and twenty-six was the sample size, and the Non-Probability convenience sampling technique was adopted for this study. Mentally disabled students were excluded. Data were collected through questionnaires, and student’s mouth examined. The data were analyzed in SPSS version 22.
Results: Total 226 school-going were examined in the current study. 199 were males, and 27 were females. 32.30% (n=73) of children had dental stains. 59.25% (n=16) female had dental stains, and 28.64% (n=57) males were affected with dental stains. Following variables were found risk factor for dental stains; Family history, Smoking and cleaning teeth because each one’s P-value was less than 0.05.
Conclusion: Dental stains were found as aesthetic problem in school-going children. Almost every third child were having dental stains. if it is not treated on time it can lead several dental diseases.
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