Journal: Drug Invention Today

Article Id: JPRS-P col-00003053
Title: Chewing gum practice among dental students
Category: Pharmaceutics
Section: Research Article
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    Background: Oral health is an essential component of general health and overall well-being of an individual. Oral cavity and its surrounding structures that are free of any diseases are indicative of good oral health. Chewing gum increases salivary flow, raises the pH of plaque and saliva, reduces oral malodor, and is effective for stain removal. Sugar-free gums are simple, inexpensive, and are readily available. Aim: This study aims to evaluate the chewing gum practice among dental students. Materials and Methods: The study group comprises 100 individuals in the age group of 17–26 from both genders. A questionnaire is pertaining to chewing gum practice among dental students. The age and gender are noted along with the type of chewing gums used, frequency and duration are also taken into account. Results: It was found that 50% of population used sugar free and other used non-sugar-free chewing gums, and the frequency was found to be 20% of people used once a day, 40% used twice, and 40% used more than thrice a day with duration of 20% of the people chewed for 2 min, 40% for 2–5 min, 20% for 5–10 min, and 20% for >10 min. Conclusion: The practice of chewing gum among dental students is moderately prevalent and no preference was observed between sugar-free and non-sugar-free chewing.

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    R. Balaji, Dhanraj Ganapathy, Ashish. R. Jain*

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

    *Corresponding author: Dr. Ashish R. Jain, Department of Prosthodontics, Saveetha Dental College and Hospital, Saveetha University, Poonamallee High Road, Chennai - 600 127, Tamil Nadu, India.

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    R. Balaji, Dhanraj Ganapathy, Ashish. R. Jain*

    Title:Chewing gum practice among dental students
    Journal:Drug Invention Today
    Vol(issue):12 (January)
    Page No: (30-33)
  • Experimental Methods Keywords

    Methodology: Cariogenic, Dental plaque, Remineralization
    Research Materials:Chewing gum


Cariogenic Chewing gum Dental plaque Remineralization

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