Journal: Drug Invention Today

Article Id: JPRS-P col-00003000
Title: Awareness of tooth mousse among dental students
Category: Pharmaceutics
Section: Research Article
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    Aim: The aim of this study was to investigate the success of caries preventive paste and its awareness among dental students. Background: It is important for dental professionals to consider the evidence for the effectiveness of the preventive strategies used to maintain good oral health and reduce the risk of caries in their patients. While many of the traditional preventive activities, including recommendation and use of fluoride products and placement of fissure sealants have a wealth of clinical evidence to support their use, some of the newer preventive agents have a more limited evidence base. To investigate the level of scientific support behind one such technology, a research was carried out to assess the awareness, knowledge of tooth mousse among dental students. Materials and Methods: A pre-tested questionnaire comprising totally nine questions was randomly distributed to a 100 dental students. The questions elicited all the relevant information on the awareness regarding tooth mousse in dentistry among the respondents. The results were obtained from the respondents and represented in the form of graphic representation. Results: The results pertaining to the awareness of tooth mousse among dental students, showed that 40% of those students who participated in the study were aware about the tooth mousse being used in dental practice, 90% of those students who participated in the study were not aware about the mechanism of action of the tooth mousse, 60% of those students who participated were aware about the constituents of tooth mousse, 60% of the students who participated were aware about the usage of tooth mousse, 50% of the students who participated in the study were aware about the harmful effects of tooth mousse, 50% of the students who participated in the study were aware about the harmful side effects it possess, 40% of the students agree to the facts that tooth mousse can be advised for children to prevent early dental caries, 60% agrees to the fact that tooth mousse does cause altered taste sensation in the oral cavity, and 40% agree to the fact that tooth mousse can be used instead of fluoride tooth pastes. Conclusion: The findings of this research suggest that there is a lack of evidence to support the use of tooth mousse over a routine preventive fluoride regimen such as pit and fissure sealants and topical fluoride gel for the prevention of early dental caries.

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    Daniel Silas Samuel, Dhanraj Ganapathy, Ashish R. Jain*

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    Department of Prosthodontics, Saveetha Dental College, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

    *Corresponding author: Dr. Ashish R. Jain, Department of Prosthodontics, Saveetha Dental College and Hospital, Saveetha University, Poonamallee High Road, Chennai - 600 12

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    Daniel Silas Samuel, Dhanraj Ganapathy, Ashish R. Jain*

    Title:Awareness of tooth mousse among dental students
    Journal:Drug Invention Today
    Vol(issue):11 (January)
    Year:2019
    Page No: (126-129)
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    Methodology:A pre-tested questionnaire based survey
    Research Materials:Tooth mousse

Keywords

Casein phosphopeptide-amorphous calcium phosphate Plus dental caries Tooth mousse

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