Abdul Maalik, Sidra Saleem, Riffat ullah
Background: Dental caries is oral hygienic related diseases and starts by formation of acid which can cause the breakdown of tooth. It can occur at every age and if left untreated in childhood then it becomes a major problem and thus causes irreversible damage of tooth. There are four main stages of dental decay, the first two stages are not painful but the last two stages are very painful because in these the dental decay move towards the nerves and blood vessels present in tooth. The incidences of dental caries are present in every age from childhood to adults and then at older age. Objective: The main objective of this study to determine that at which age the incidence of dental caries are occur mostly. Methodology: A prospective study was conducted for incidence of dental caries at different age groups. The data was collected from almost 100 people of different age groups having proper oral hygiene health and having no proper oral hygiene health. It is also associated in the study that how childhood negligence in dental caries results into irreversible damages of tooth. Results: It was found from the study that if oral hygiene is not maintained then dental caries can be occurred at early age and if maintained then there are very less chances of dental caries. Mostly children don’t focus in maintaining their oral hygiene and thus develop dental carries in early ages and when this caries left untreated it become irreversible tooth damage. Conclusion: The chances of developing dental caries depend upon the hygienic condition of mouth. The study concluded that occurrence of dental caries occurs at any age and in early childhood the dental caries are not painful and it is healthy to treat it at 1st stage so that the further damage of tooth can be prevented. Keywords: Age, Oral hygiene, Nutritional requirements, Risk assessment.