CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 · Journal of Health and Allied Sciences NU 2017; 07(04): 025-030
DOI: 10.1055/s-0040-1708732
Original Article

Oral Hygiene Awareness on Patients Attending Dental OPD in A.B. Shetty Memorial Institute of Dental Sciences

Anjhana Asok
1  Postgraduate, Department of Periodontics, A.B. Shetty Memorial Institute of Dental Sciences, Nitte Deemed to be University, Derlakatte, Mangalore
,
Rahul Bhandary
2  Professor, Department of Periodontics, A.B. Shetty Memorial Institute of Dental Sciences, Nitte Deemed to be University, Derlakatte, Mangalore
,
Mamatha Shetty
3  Reader, Department of Periodontics, A.B. Shetty Memorial Institute of Dental Sciences, Nitte Deemed to be University, Derlakatte, Mangalore
,
Smitha Shetty
4  Senior Lecturer, Department of Periodontics, A.B. Shetty Memorial Institute of Dental Sciences, Nitte Deemed to be University, Derlakatte, Mangalore
,
Amitha Ramesh
5  Professor, Department of Periodontics, A.B. Shetty Memorial Institute of Dental Sciences, Nitte Deemed to be University, Derlakatte, Mangalore
› Author Affiliations

Abstract

Background- Oral hygiene is highly personalised concept and major public health concern that relies on an individual's culture and socio-economic status. Hence, it is imperative that health services should be made available to all rural/semi urban areas as well. Thus it is important to create awareness through various public health programs regarding oral hygiene and its effects on general health in order to change the total perspective of the patients towards dental problems to lead a healthy quality life.

Objective- Thus the aim of this study is to assess the oral hygiene awareness and their knowledge on different oral hygiene practices.

Materials and Methods- A total of 369 patients participated in the study.. The patients were interviewed on questionnaire basis. A self-reported questionnaire consisting of 26 multiple choice questions written in English were given to the patients.

Statistical analysis- Descriptive statistics such as frequency and percentage was used to assess the oral health awareness and oral hygiene practice among the subjects who are attending A.B Shetty Memorial Institute Of Dental Sciences, Derlakatte, Mangalore.

Results- The result of this study showed an acute lack of oral hygiene awareness and limited knowledge of oral hygiene practices. Most of the patients were not aware of the relationship between systemic and general health.

Conclusion- Hence there is an urgent need to educate and motivate the patients for better oral hygiene awareness and practises and conduct various health programs for the same.



Publication History

Received: 16 August 2017

Accepted: 13 December 2017

Publication Date:
21 April 2020 (online)

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