Oral health care at students from different faculties

Kovacevska, Ivona and Longurova, Natasa and Zlatanovska, Katerina and Petrovski, Mihajlo and Georgiev, Zlatko (2017) Oral health care at students from different faculties. Knowledge - International Journal, Scientific and Applicative Papers, 20 (4). pp. 1907-1912. ISSN 1857-92

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Abstract

The mouth is a window into the health of your body. It can show signs of nutritional deficiencies or general infection. Systemic diseases, those that affect the entire body, may first become apparent because of mouth lesions or other oral problems.Maintaining oral health is important for teeth, gingiva, tongue and in general the entire body. Problems like unpleasant odor (fetor ex ore), dry mouth (xerostomia), deposits, changes in mucous membranes, etc. also indicate systemic irregularities.Oral hygiene is a key segment for the maintenance of oral health, and it implies pure mouth without the presence of soft or claimed plaque, absence of caries, restored teeth, healthy gingiva and supporting apparatus. A key role in this part is the dentist who, in addition to examining, remediation and documentation of oral hygiene in the population, also carries out education for the implementation of adequate oral hygiene habits and behaviors that will raise oral health and thus the systemic health.Тhe goal of our research is in what extent the choice of faculty affects oral health and hygiene diet regime among students at the University "Goce Delchev" in Stip.The study included 60 patients aged 19-30 years, of both sexes, that due to dental services occurred in three dental offices of FMS of the University "Goce Delchev" Stip. In relation to education, respondents were classified into 2 groups: · first group - 30 subjects- students of dental medicine · second group - 30 subjects-students of other faculties All of them were distributed anonymous questionnaire for habits, hygienic and bad habits that they have, also was made dental examination to perceive the dental status of the students.Dental Medicine and other faculties students usually brush their teeth two times a day. Of the means of additional hygiene, the most common is the use of mouthwash (36.67%), dental floss (5%), interdental brushes (20%).We concluded that there is a correlation between oral hygiene habits of students and level of education (university where they study).Certainly, future dentists will continue in the further education of the population for increasing and preventive measures, for raising oral health and thus for systemic health. Key words: oral hygiene, dental status, clinical examination.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Medical and Health Sciences > Clinical medicine
Medical and Health Sciences > Health sciences
Divisions: Faculty of Medical Science
Depositing User: Katerina Zlatanovska
Date Deposited: 23 Jan 2018 09:44
Last Modified: 23 Jan 2018 09:44
URI: http://eprints.ugd.edu.mk/id/eprint/19055

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