World Journal of
Pharmaceutical and Life Sciences

An International Peer Reviewed Journal for Pharmaceutical and Life Sciences
An Official Publication of Society for Advance Healthcare Research (Reg. No. : 01/01/01/31674/16)
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Abstract

A SURVEY IN KNOWLEDGE OF USING ORAL AIDS AMONG DENTULOUS PATIENTS

Dr. Vijay Anand, Dr. Rathika Rai, Dr. Nihar Sultana* and Dr. Keerthi Narayan

ABSTRACT

Background of the study: Oral health is commonly correlated with systemic health. In the recent years by the evolution of various oral hygiene aids accompanied by modified methods a great improvement in the oral health is noted. Tooth brushing and flossing are the most common practices to maintain a good oral health along with regular dental visits. Tooth brushing is the act of scrubbing teeth with the help of tooth brush and tooth paste. It is a very effectual measure to maintain good oral hygiene and to prevent dental caries as well as periodontal problems which either directly or indirectly affects systemic health of an individual. Objective: The present random sample survey was conducted to assess the knowledge of using oral aids among dentulous patients. Methodology: A questionnaire consisting of 12 questions pertaining to brushing and methods or technique of using tooth brushes was framed. 150 randomly selected samples were chosen and were evaluated about the knowledge of using oral aids. The survey was statistically analyzed. Result: Questionnaires were subjected to cumulative analysis and evaluated. Among the practice of brushing aids 96% used tooth brushes than any other aids. Other aids such as mouth washes, tongue cleaners though used but did not show any significance. On evaluating the method and frequency of brushing only 54% brushes twice a day where rest brushes once a day with participants showed equal frequency to all the method of brushing least being vertical motion. Conclusion: Cumulative analysis exposed the lack of awareness of oral hygiene and knowledge regarding the oral health implying an urgent need for awareness initiative for oral health with cooperation and participation of every individual in the implementation of good oral health practices.

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