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Research Journal of Pharmacy and Technology
Year : 2016, Volume : 9, Issue : 11
First page : ( 1840) Last page : ( 1842)
Print ISSN : 0974-3618. Online ISSN : 0974-360X.
Article DOI : 10.5958/0974-360X.2016.00375.9

Knowledge and attitude of oral hygiene practice among dental students

Subashri A.1,*, Dr. Maheshwari T. N. Uma2,**

1I BDS student, Behavioral Science Department, Saveetha Dental College, Chennai-600 077

2Professor, Oral Medicine Department, Saveetha Dental College, Chennai-600077

*Corresponding Author E-mail: subashrikhabiya@gmail.com

**umasamsi@gmail.com

Online published on 2 March, 2017.

Abstract

Aim

The aim of the present study is to evaluate oral self-care practices and knowledge among dental students.

Objective

Brushing methods, oral hygiene aids and use of dental floss by students will be evaluated.background: it is essential to practice good oral hygiene practices in order to maintain optimum oral health.

Materials and Methods

The cross-sectional survey was conducted among undergraduate students. A self-administered questionnaire that elicits information on demography, frequency of tooth brushing, type of tooth brush, use of dental floss and previous visit to the dentist was issued to the students and collected. A descriptive statistics was performed to evaluate the oral hygiene practice.

Conclusion

This study will help us to assess the oral hygiene practice if essential oral health education and promotive programmed need to be conducted to improve oral hygiene practices and health among young adults.

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