Oral hygiene habits of a dental medicine students

Bozinov, Nikola and Terzieva-Petrovska, Olivera and Petrovski, Mihajlo (2018) Oral hygiene habits of a dental medicine students. In: First International Students Congress in Dental Medicine - 2018, 28-29 March 2018, Stip, Macedonia.

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Abstract

Maintainingoralhygienehasanextremelyimportantroleinpreventingthemostcommondiseasesoftheoralcavity. Themain aim ofthisresearch was todeterminetheoralhygienehabitsofdental medicine students. Material and method:In order to realize the main aim, adequate research was conducted in the period from 15 January to 15 February 2018. Total number of 108 students were examined.An anonymous questionnaire containing nine questions about and around the oral hygiene was made. Results: 97.6% form the students were satisfy with their oral hygiene.Among the students, 16.3% uses a soft toothbrush, 67.3% medium toothbrush and 16.4% hard toothbrush. Most students change their toothbrush in period longer than six months (48.2%).7.1% from the students do not visit a dentist, except in cases of need, 24.5% visit dentist once a year, 17.3% visit dentist twice a year.54.1% of the students visits dentist for regular check-up. Among students, 19.4% brush their teeth once a day, 47.9% brush teeth twice a day and 32.6% brush teeth several times a day.19.6% from the students use a dental floss to clean their teeth and 49.5% use solution for rinsing their mouths. Conclussion: According to the results we can note that there is a need for additional efforts to improve the situation by taking additional preventive and educational programs. Keywords Oral hygiene, dental students, tooth brushing, oral health

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Poster)
Subjects: Medical and Health Sciences > Health sciences
Medical and Health Sciences > Other medical sciences
Divisions: Faculty of Medical Science
Depositing User: Mihajlo Petrovski
Date Deposited: 19 Oct 2018 08:34
Last Modified: 19 Oct 2018 08:34
URI: http://eprints.ugd.edu.mk/id/eprint/20624

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