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Oral health is an essential portion of general health. One of the most significant factors affecting an individual's oral health and oral health habits is socioeconomic status (SES). The current research was carried out on 2600 pre-school children at Anganwadis and Nursery School by grouping in (I-V) based on their SES. In various SES groups the mean value for dt (0.93-1.67); mt (0.03-0.22); ft (0.13 – 0.18) and dmft (1.15-2.02) were observed. It was found that dm and dmft were significantly influenced by the SES party. Practice of tooth brushing and toothpaste use decreased from the upper SES to one lower. Tooth brushing was located mostly in the uppermost SES twice a day, which was 15.81%. The results showed that oral health status and oral health practices among various socio-economic groups are significantly related. Preventive measures should be included in oral health promotion programmes, while public health policies should concentrate on community empowerment and the creation of affordable and sensitive dental services.