Importance of Hygiene for Young Children

International Journal of Nursing and Health Science
© 2015 by SSRG - IJNHS Journal
Volume 1 Issue 1
Year of Publication : 2015
Authors : Dr. S. Ramesh
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Dr. S. Ramesh, "Importance of Hygiene for Young Children," SSRG International Journal of Nursing and Health Science, vol. 1,  no. 1, pp. 12-15, 2015. Crossref,


Hygiene is a set of practices performed for the perpetuation of health. Children need to be taught the meaning of hygiene early on so that it becomes a habit. Children are the most subject to hygiene-related disorders like skin issues, rashes, infections, wounds, etc. Instruct them untimely on about what to stay away from. Teach them that taking a few precautionary measures to prevent infections and diseases is imperative. And also the Maintaining personal hygiene is necessary for many reasons personal, social, health, psychological, or simply as a way of life. The present study aimed to measure the prevalence of the most important health behaviors relating to oral diseases' namely tooth brushing, eating habits, and visits to the dentist, of primary school children.


Childhood, Eating habits, Oral health, Self Hygiene, Tooth brushing.


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