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P-ISSN: 2394-7489, E-ISSN: 2394-7497
ICV 2019: 92.11

2022, Vol. 8 Issue 4, Part A

Relationship between psychological status and self-perception of halitosis among young adults with moderation by oral health status

AUTHOR(S): Rakesh Raina, Mehvish Jabeen, Manoj Sharma, Kalpit Kumar, Nirmalya Biswas and Raju Ram Bishnoi
ABSTRACT:
Background: The present study was conducted for assessing the relationship between psychological status and self-perception of halitosis among young adults with moderation by oral health status.
Materials and Methods: A total of 200 subjects were enrolled and were divided into two study groups with 100 subjects in each group as follows: Group A: Self-perceived group: Subjects who sensed halitosis, and Group B: Suggested group: Subjects who were advised about malodour by family/friends. All the subjects were given strict instructions for refraining themselves from smoking, consuming alcohol, spicy food intake or using any kind of chewing gum, drops, mint, and mouth rinses on the day of clinical examination. A questionnaire was framed and was administered to all the subjects. All results were assessed.
Results: Subjects of group A had significantly higher history of dental visits in comparison to that of group B. While comparing the oral hygiene practices in between the two study groups, significant results were obtained. While comparing the DMFT and BOP in between the two study groups, it was seen that DMFT and BOP was significantly higher among subjects of group A. Incidence of anxiety and depression was also significantly higher among subjects of group A.
Conclusion: Self-perceived halitosis could have a significant impact on the patient’s quality of life.

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How to cite this article:
Rakesh Raina, Mehvish Jabeen, Manoj Sharma, Kalpit Kumar, Nirmalya Biswas, Raju Ram Bishnoi. Relationship between psychological status and self-perception of halitosis among young adults with moderation by oral health status. Int J Appl Dent Sci 2022;8(4):46-48. DOI: https://doi.org/10.22271/oral.2022.v8.i4a.1626
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