International Journal of Applied Dental Sciences
2017, Vol. 3 Issue 3, Part B
Effect of yoga on dental care: Pranayama techniques or rhythmic breathing exercises on the oral hygiene and gingival bleeding
AUTHOR(S): Kuldeep Singh, Pooja Singh and Gurpreet oberoi
This paper highlighting the benefits of yoga (rhythmic breathing exercises) in the maintenance of oral hygiene and gingival bleeding. This is a two group comparative study. The participants of group A was practicing yoga for about 30 minutes and the participants of group B did not practice yoga. The study is carried out with three parameters, Debris index, Calculus index and Gingival bleeding index. These parameters were compared over the group B. The unpaired t-test was carried out to compare the two groups. The results showed that the group A has significantly lower debris and calculus value. The debris index have P<0.01 and calculus index have p< 0.001, the oral hygiene index has the p< 0.001, which is significant. The average value of gingival bleeding index of group A is less than the group B. So the yoga is helpful in maintenance of oral hygiene and gum bleeding.
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How to cite this article:
Kuldeep Singh, Pooja Singh and Gurpreet oberoi. Effect of yoga on dental care: Pranayama techniques or rhythmic breathing exercises on the oral hygiene and gingival bleeding. International Journal of Applied Dental Sciences. 2017; 3(3): 91-95.