Objective- To assess the knowledge regarding various cleaning aids in dentistry among patients visiting OPD of Oral Medicine and Radiology. Material and Methods-A cross-sectional questionnaire was employed to evaluate awareness among patients attending OPD of Department of Oral Medicine & Radiology in Babu Banarasi Das College of Dental Sciences, Babu Banarasi Das University Lucknow. A total of 300questionnaires were distributed among patients and results were collected and analyzed statistically using SPSS software version 17.0. Results-Toothbrush & toothpaste found the major aid (59.3%) while toothbrush & toothpowder and datun were reported at 21.0% & 19.7% respectively. A majority of the responders did not use any secondary methods for plaque control. Conclusion-The present study clearly shows that there is a lack in appropriate oral hygiene aid awareness amongst study participants. The need to educate regarding proper oral hygiene care & to conduct outreach programs by dental professionals is the call for hour.
Key words: Dental care, oral hygiene.
Received: 2 December 2018 Revised: 27 December 2018 Accepted: 28 December 2018
Corresponding Author: Dr. Sakshi Verma, PG student , Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Babu Banarasi Das University, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India
This article may be cited as: Verma S, U Deepak, Misra N, Saran G, Banerjee A, Jaiswal S. Cleaning Aids in Dentistry: A Cognizant Survey. J Adv Med Dent Scie Res 2019;7(1):14-16.