Dental Medicine Students and the Usage of Additional Supplements for Better Oral Hygiene

Petrovski, Mihajlo and Terzieva-Petrovska, Olivera and Carceva-Salja, Sofija and Ristova, Ivana (2018) Dental Medicine Students and the Usage of Additional Supplements for Better Oral Hygiene. British Journal of Medical and Health Research, 5 (2). pp. 28-39. ISSN 2394-2967

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With adequate oral health knowledge, dental medicine students can act as role models for
their patients in improving the oral health condition for the general population. We know that
except using dental brush and tooth paste there are a lot of other additional supplements. The
aim of this research was to assess the usage of these additional supplements among the
students of dental medicine. For realizing the aim a questionnaire with adequate questions
was made. The questionnaire was answered by total number of 137 dental medicine students
at our university. Results showed that 74.25 % from the students use additional supplements.
Most of them, 66.26% use dental floss, 16.12% of them use interdental brushes, and just 8.2
% use both of them. 67.64 % from the students are using mouthwash solutions. Most of the
students that use mouthwash solution also use interdental brushes or dental floss. We can
conclude that more than a two-third of the students are using additional supplements for
maintaining adequate oral hygiene. This is very important because most of them will be
dental professionals in the future, so they can help educating their patients maintaining their
adequate oral hygiene

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Medical and Health Sciences > Basic medicine
Medical and Health Sciences > Health sciences
Medical and Health Sciences > Other medical sciences
Divisions: Faculty of Medical Science
Depositing User: Mihajlo Petrovski
Date Deposited: 05 Mar 2018 13:08
Last Modified: 05 Mar 2018 13:08

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