Oral hygiene behavior during treatment with fixed orthodontic appliances

Atanasova, Sandra and Carceva Salja, Sofija and Naskova, Sanja and Zarkova-Atanasova, Julija and Proseva, Ljubica (2018) Oral hygiene behavior during treatment with fixed orthodontic appliances. IOSR Journal of Dental and Medical Sciences (IOSR-JDMS), 17 (11). ISSN 2279-0853

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Maintaining good oral hygiene, reducing the presence of dental plaque in the mouth is an important part of the everyday lives of patients. The importance is even greater in patients undergoing orthodontic treatment. The aim of this study was to assess the oral hygiene behavior among the patients during orthodontic treatment with fixed appliances. One hundred and two orthodontic patients (65 female) and (37 male) treated with fixed appliances were studied. Patients were requested to fill out a structured questionnaire about oral hygiene behavior after placement of fixed orthodontic appliances. Results showed that 65.68 % from the patients brush their teeth twice a day. Most of them, 68.63% use orthodontic tooth brush and 78.43% use fluorid toothpaste. 33.33% from the patients use interdental brushes and 81.37% of them are using mouthwash solutions. Percentage of regular and occasional uses of dental floss were 7.84% and 21.57%. Oral hygiene instructions are necessary throughout the entire orthodontic treatment and they need to be strengthened. Patients undergoing fixed orthodontic treatment are required to be educated and motivated to maintain their oral hygiene on a high level.
Keywords: Dental floss,Interdental brushes,Mouthwash solutions, Oral health, Orthodontic treatment

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Medical and Health Sciences > Other medical sciences
Divisions: Faculty of Medical Science
Depositing User: Sanja Naskova
Date Deposited: 19 Nov 2018 11:46
Last Modified: 19 Nov 2018 11:46
URI: https://eprints.ugd.edu.mk/id/eprint/20838

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