Journal of Applied Dental
and Medical Sciences
Journal of Applied Dental and Medical Sciences is A Quarterly Published


A study on Awareness and Practices on Oral Hygiene among Patients attending OPD at Farooqia Dental College & Hospital, Mysore

Gurudath G, Vijaykuamr KV


Background: oral health is very important component of general health. Dental care can sometimes be forgotten part of healthy lifestyle. Aims: To assess oral hygiene awareness & practices among patients attending OPD at Farooqia Dental College & hospital, Mysore Methodology: A cross sectional survey was conducted among 150 randomly selected patients, and a closed ended structured questionnaire was given, containing sociodemographic details and oral hygiene practices. Results were analysed using numbers and percentages. Results: Out of 150 patients, 83(55.3%) were males and 67 (44.7%) were females. Most of them had average Literacy rates.142 (98.7%) used tooth brush and tooth paste for cleaning their teeth. Majority of Frequency of brushing was once daily, and brushed min two mins in horizontal direction. 69 (46%) patients had dental visit within 6-12 months. Pain was the main reason for 115(76.6%) patients to have a dental visit. Conclusion: Awareness and practices regarding oral hygiene among these patients were not satisfactory.

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