2017, Vol. 3 Issue 4, Part D
A clinical survey of 250 cases on denture hygiene habits and oral tissue conditions of complete denture wearers
AUTHOR(S): Dr. Sahul Lerra and Dr. Nidhi Khajuria
The aim was to assess the denture hygiene knowledge and attitudes among the denture patients.
Material and Methods: A total of 250 denture patients completed a comprehensive questionnaire. All participants signed an informed consent before answering the questionnaire.
Statistical Analysis: Chi-square test for non-parametric study was employed to determine the statistical difference between the two groups. A P-value of 0.05 was considered to be statistically significant.
Results: The total sample was 250 which was assorted according to gender, age, and smoking habits to know denture hygiene habits and oral tissue conditions. Most of the patients (98%) clean their dentures everyday. Nearly 73.8% of our subjects remembered instruction given by their dentist. this study reveals that the most of the subject use to remove their dentures during nights. Around 67.9% said that they use tooth brush & paste to clean the denture everyday. In our study we found that the 47.23% of patients have experienced the whitish or reddish patches on the mucous membrane.
Conclusion: Concluding within the limitations of this study, the majority of the denture wearers have limited knowledge of denture cleansing and oral hygiene practices and due to this many patient experience burning sensation sand stomatitis.
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How to cite this article:
Dr. Sahul Lerra, Dr. Nidhi Khajuria. A clinical survey of 250 cases on denture hygiene habits and oral tissue conditions of complete denture wearers. Int J Appl Dent Sci 2017;3(4):252-254.