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Research Journal of Pharmacy and Technology
Year : 2015, Volume : 8, Issue : 8
First page : ( 1167) Last page : ( 1170)
Print ISSN : 0974-3618. Online ISSN : 0974-360X.
Article DOI : 10.5958/0974-360X.2015.00211.5

Assessment of Oral Hygiene Status in Smokers, Non Smokers and Alcoholics

Affrin J.H.

BDS 1st Year, Saveetha Dental College and Hospitals, Chennai-600083

*Corresponding Author E-mail:

Online published on 28 October, 2015.

Abstract

Aim

The aim of the study is to assess the oral hygiene status in smokers, non smokers and alcoholics.

Objective

The hard tissue and soft tissue status will be assessed in three groups Group 1: smokers who do not consume alcohol Group 2: alcoholics without any smoking habits Group 3: smokers and alcohol Group 4: patients with no habits (non smokers and non alcoholic patients.

Method

This study includes 150 individuals. Periodontal status and tooth status will be recorded. Statistical analysis will be performed.

Background

Oral hygiene is the practice of keeping the mouth and teeth clean to prevent dental problems, most commonly, dental cavities, gingivitis, and bad breath. Smoking and chewing are both are strongly linked with multiple dental diseases. Maintaining good oral hygiene is one of the most important things one can do for their teeth and gums.

Reason

Smoking has been identified as one of the predictive variables for response in periodontal therapy. Smoking has been considered as a significant risk factor for implant patients. Wound healing is delayed in smokers compared to non smokers. Thus smokers demonstrate poor oral hygiene compared to a normal person.

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