Evaluation Of Oral Hygiene By Using Different Intraoral Cleaning Aids: A Comparative Study
European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine,
2020, Volume 7, Issue 8, Pages 4814-4820
AbstractAim: Purpose of our study was analyse the status of oral hygiene in patients using various oral hygiene aids apart from normal mechanical tooth brushing.
Methodology: 40 patients were divided into groups of four with 10 individuals in each group. Control group where only regular tooth brushing was undertaken was compared with other groups where apart from regular tooth brushing, use of mouthwashes, tongue cleaners, as well as interdental aids were encouraged for 3 months and regular oral examinations were carried at 1-month intervals. Plaque index as well as gingival index scores were calculated for each patient and the data was subjected to descriptive statistical analysis as well as comparative analysis using SPSS 25.0.
Results: Significant difference was observed in plaque scores (p=0.04) after 3 months of usage of combined oral hygiene techniques and similar improved scores were observed in gingival index as less bleeding on probing was evident in the patients (p=0.043).
Conclusion: It was evident that combined adjunctive methods helped improve general oral health as well as prevented further occurrence of gingival as well as periodontal diseases.
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