Thursday, September 30, 2004 - Latest News Detail: "Dental hygiene abysmally low in India: National survey

New Delhi, Sep 30 (UNI) More than 60 per cent of the population under 15 years suffer from tooth decay and gum diseases, according to a national oral health survey.

The survey, conducted by the Dental Council of India (DCI), says dental caries is prevalent in 63.1 per cent of 15 year olds and in 80.2 per cent of adults in the 35-44 age group."