Journal: Drug Invention Today

Article Id: JPRS-P col-00004243
Title: A survey on assessing the denture hygiene awareness among elderly patients
Category: Pharmaceutics
Section: Research Article
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    Background: Denture hygiene and proper maintenance is an important aspect for any removable denture. It is necessary to have proper knowledge and follows the steps to maintain clean dentures and a healthy oral cavity. This study is to spread awareness regarding the importance of clean dentures and the adverse conditions if not done correctly. Aim: The aim of this study is to assess the knowledge and awareness of denture hygiene and its importance among elderly patients. Materials and Methods: A survey on 60 patients who had removable dentures was done. Questionnaires were distributed when the patients came back for treatment review. The previous denture wearers were also counted in this survey. The questions asked assessed the method they used to clean the denture and how often they cleaned it. The results were tabulated and analyzed. Results: Thirty-two patients who underwent the survey were using their dentures for a maximum of 5 years. Twenty-five used it for 6–10 years. Most of the patients had a habit of cleaning their dentures once a day. Forty-one patients reported dentists had given proper information to the patient regarding the method to clean their dentures. Conclusion: From the study, it was concluded that majority of the patients were aware of the method to clean their dentures and they were provided with proper instructions from their dentist to maintain the dentures.

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    Reshma Harikrishnan, Dhanraj Ganapathy*, Visalakshi Ramanathan

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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: Dhanraj Ganapathy, Department of Prosthodontics, Saveetha Dental College, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, Saveetha University, 162, Poonamallee High Road, Chennai - 600 077, Tamil Nadu, India

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    Reshma Harikrishnan, Dhanraj Ganapathy*, Visalakshi Ramanathan

    Title:A survey on assessing the denture hygiene awareness among elderly patients
    Journal:Drug Invention Today
    Vol(issue):12 (October)
    Year:2019
    Page No: (2356-2360)
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    Methodology:Chemical method, Complete denture, Hygiene, Methods, Plaque accumulation
    Research Materials:elderly patients

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Chemical method Complete denture Hygiene Methods Plaque accumulation

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