Journal: Drug Invention Today

Article Id: JPRS-P col-00003101
Title: Practice of oral hygiene among teenagers and young adults in Chennai
Category: Pharmaceutics
Section: Research Article
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    Introduction: Unhygienic oral health causes many problems such as dental caries, bad breath, gingival inflammation, plaque formation, and oral cancer. People should be aware of the best oral methods and parents should have the knowledge to promote oral health techniques among their children. Tooth brushing is an important method for oral maintenance. Aim: The aim of this study is to compare the oral hygiene in teenagers and young adults in Chennai. Materials and Methods:This is a questionnaire-based survey which was undertaken using a link SurveyPlanet. Of 100, 50 under teenagers and 50 under young adults. Since oral hygiene is significant, the comparison is necessary to analyze the status of oral health among common people. Results: From this survey, about 95.9% of the teenagers are aware of the fact that oral health is associated with general health. Good lifestyle changes and intake of nutritious food have shown an improvement in oral hygiene. The dental hygiene also depends on socioeconomic status and surrounding people. Conclusion: From the survey, it is evident that both the teenagers and young adults are aware of oral hygiene. However, seeing more accurately, young adults show more concern toward the following brushing techniques compared to teenagers. The brushing and dietary habits are the main factors for causing dental caries and oral cancer. After controlling for potential confounders such as good brushing and eatery habits, the extension of oral diseases might reduce and would not get easily affected.

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    B. Revathi 1 , Dhanraj Ganapathy2 , Revathi Gounder2 *

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    1Department of Prosthodontics,Saveetha Dental College, Saveetha University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India,

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

    *Corresponding author: Mrs. Revathi Gounder, Department of Prosthodontics, Saveetha Dental College, Saveetha University, 162, Poonamallee High Road, Chennai - 600 077, Tamil Nadu, India.

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    B. Revathi 1 , Dhanraj Ganapathy2 , Revathi Gounder2 *

    Title:Practice of oral hygiene among teenagers and young adults in Chennai
    Journal:Drug Invention Today
    Vol(issue):11 (January)
    Year:2019
    Page No: (244-246)
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    Methodology:A questionnaire-based survey,Oral hygiene, oral health
    Research Materials:teenagers, young adults

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Oral hygiene oral health teenagers young adults

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