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ISSN Print: 2394-7489, ISSN Online: 2394-7497
ICV 2019: 92.11

International Journal of Applied Dental Sciences

2021, Vol. 7 Issue 2, Part B

Factors influencing choice of oral hygiene products used among the outpatients attending a dental college in Bangalore: A cross sectional study

AUTHOR(S): Dr. Visakha Sivadasan, Dr. Manjunath C, Dr. Archana Krishna Murthy, Dr. Shilpashree KB, Dr. Divya BM and Dr. Keerthy S
ABSTRACT:
Background: Toothbrush and toothpaste remain the mainstay of oral hygiene measure. The study was conducted to assess the factors influencing choice of oral hygiene products used among the patients attending dental outpatient department of the Oxford Dental College of the Bengaluru city.
Methods: The study was conducted among 100 patients by distributing a validated questionnaire in English and Kannada. The statistical analysis was performed using Chi square test and the p value <0.05 was considered statistically significant.
Results: Results showed that 52% of patients selected their toothbrushes depending on the brands and 14.0% based on Dentist recommendation. 53.0% patients reported the brand as the main factor while selecting toothpastes, while 25.0% patients did it based on Dentist recommendation.
Conclusion: The present study showed that the participants selected their toothbrush and toothpaste mainly based on the brands. Dentist recommendation was the next influencing factor while selecting their oral hygiene aids.
Pages: 79-83  |  198 Views  8 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Dr. Visakha Sivadasan, Dr. Manjunath C, Dr. Archana Krishna Murthy, Dr. Shilpashree KB, Dr. Divya BM, Dr. Keerthy S. Factors influencing choice of oral hygiene products used among the outpatients attending a dental college in Bangalore: A cross sectional study. Int J Appl Dent Sci 2021;7(2):79-83. DOI: https://doi.org/10.22271/oral.2021.v7.i2b.1192
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