- Poor oral health and untreated infections can have a significant impact on school aged children.
- Children have trouble eating and sleeping, and can experience speech impairments, trouble focusing and low self esteem.
- Dental disease can greatly reduce a child’s capacity to succeed in the educational environment.
- Children are often unable to verbalize their dental pain.
- Teachers may notice a child who is having difficulty attending to tasks or who is demonstrating the effects of pain (anxiety, fatigue, irritability, depression and withdrawal from normal activities).
- School nurses report a range of oral health problems such as dental caries, gingival disease, malocclusion (poor bite), loose teeth and oral trauma.
- Children who are missing teeth have to limit their food choices because of chewing problems, which may result in nutritionally inadequate diets.
- Inadequate nutrition during childhood can have a detrimental effect on children’s cognitive development and productivity in adulthood.
- The Trinity Care Foundation Oral Health Program supports oral health promotion and dental disease prevention in school-based programs for students in low-income schools from 1st standard through 10 standard [ 6 yrs to 16 yrs].
- The Trinity Care Foundation Oral Health Programs currently funds 59 schools throughout Bangalore Urban District, Karnataka state, India with small grants to promote oral health education, dental check-ups, treatments, oral health kits and provide a referral service to higher centers.
- Some schools also receive additional grant money to provide dental sealants !
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