Assessment of Oral Hygiene Status in Smokers, Non Smokers and Alcoholics
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The aim of the study is to assess the oral hygiene status in smokers, non smokers and alcoholics.
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.
This study includes 150 individuals. Periodontal status and tooth status will be recorded. Statistical analysis will be performed.
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.
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.