CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 · Journal of Health and Allied Sciences NU 2019; 09(02): 45-50
DOI: 10.1055/s-0039-1694803
Original Article

A Questionnaire-Based Survey to Assess the Knowledge and Awareness of Denture Staining in Complete Denture Wearers

Pervez Cooper
1  Department of Prosthodontics and Crown and Bridge, A.B. Shetty Memorial Institute of Dental Sciences, Mangaluru, Karnataka, India
,
Rakshith Hegde
1  Department of Prosthodontics and Crown and Bridge, A.B. Shetty Memorial Institute of Dental Sciences, Mangaluru, Karnataka, India
,
Chethan Hegde
1  Department of Prosthodontics and Crown and Bridge, A.B. Shetty Memorial Institute of Dental Sciences, Mangaluru, Karnataka, India
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Abstract

Background Knowledge of denture hygiene and staining is of importance for the edentulous patient to maintain a clean and hygienic prosthesis. However, many patients lack this basic knowledge. This survey aims at assessing the level of awareness among patients for the same.

Objective The aim and objective of this article are (1) to assess the knowledge of denture wearers on denture hygiene and maintenance, and (2) to gauge the awareness of denture wearers on denture staining.

Sample Selection Study sample will be consisting of 100 completely edentulous patients reporting to the Department of Prosthodontics in A. B. Shetty Memorial Institute of Dental Sciences.

Results Majority of the patients lacked proper education with regards to complete denture staining and hygiene maintenance and also lacked the proper motivation to carry out denture hygiene maintenance practices on a daily basis.



Publication History

Received: 12 August 2018

Accepted: 02 January 2019

Publication Date:
10 February 2020 (online)

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