Journal: Journal of Pharmacy Research

Article Id: JPRS-Pe-00001994
Title: Oral hygiene methods followed by patients with malocclusion
Category: Periodontics
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    Background: Orthodontic treatment has been given high importance in the contemporary dental care as the number of people seeking for the treatment is increasing annually. However, the placement of fixed orthodontic appliances has led to difficulties in the maintenance of oral hygiene. Aim: The aim of the study was to determine the oral hygiene methods followed by the orthodontic patients under fixed appliances therapy at Chennai. Methodology: A pretested questionnaire detailing the oral hygiene practices among orthodontic patients was composed and distributed. The study sample consisted of 60 patients undergoing orthodontic treatment at Saveetha Dental College, Chennai, India, satisfying suitable inclusion criteria. The responses were tabulated and analyzed. Results: Results show that the major age group that receives orthodontic treatment is in the group of 11–20 years constituting 46.7%. Besides that in relation to the frequency of toothbrushing among the subjects, most of the patients brush teeth twice daily with a percentage of 68.3%. 46.67% do not use any of the aids. Most of the patients brush teeth twice daily with a percentage of 68.3%. 46.67% do not use any of the aids. However, among the oral hygiene aids, subject prefers using the toothpick with a percentage of 23.3%, followed by dental floss and finally miswak and interdental brush with 6.67%. Conclusion: The orthodontic patients in this study have adequate knowledge on oral hygiene practices with tooth brushing and moderate levels of awareness on other oral hygiene aids. Rigorous health education on oral hygiene measures can be attributed for this achievement.

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    Naveen Kanniappan1 , Dhanraj Ganapathy2 , P. Sherlyn Sheeba3*

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    1Undergraduate Student, Saveetha Dental College, Saveetha University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India,

    2Department of Prosthodontics, Saveetha Dental College, Saveetha University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India,

    3Department of General Anatomy, Saveetha Dental College, Saveetha University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

    *Corresponding author: P. Sherlyn Sheeba, No. 2, 6th Street, Sivasakthi Nagar, Korattur, Chennai - 80, Tamil Nadu, India.

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    Naveen Kanniappan1 , Dhanraj Ganapathy2 , P. Sherlyn Sheeba3*

    Title:Oral hygiene methods followed by patients with malocclusion
    Journal:Journal of Pharmacy Research
    Vol(issue):12(2)
    Year:2018
    Page No: (243-246)
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    Methodology:Oral hygiene, Orthodontic treatment
    Research Materials: orthodontic patients

Keywords

Dental hospital Malocclusion Methods Oral hygiene Orthodontic treatment

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