Abstract: Awareness of Dental Care amongst People Visiting Dentist
International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

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Survey Paper | Chemistry | India | Volume 5 Issue 3, March 2016

Awareness of Dental Care amongst People Visiting Dentist

Bansari Rao, Satish Kolte

The study aims at awareness and ignorance of a common man towards oral hygiene in Mumbai. To evaluate awareness regarding oral hygiene practices a survey was conducted among 2000 people visiting a dentist. A structured questionnaire was used to collect information. Among various brands Colgate was found out to be the most popular toothpaste brand.54.6 % people do not know about the specialties of the toothpaste, 63 % people are not aware about the expiry dates, 32.7 % people have accepted a particular brand of toothpaste as a family brand blindly. Regarding to the oral health issues and habits 21.2 % people have gum problems, 84 % people do not go for regular dental check-up and inspite of using a particular brand of toothpaste people have dental problem. Along with the survey conducted 20 dentist were interviewed and the result were depicted that cavity and root canalling is the most prominent tooth problem and 75 % of the people have carefree response towards oral health. The statistical analysis of the survey was done with the help of chi-square test which indicates lack of awareness and complete ignorance of oral health amongst the common people in Mumbai. Oral health awareness and practices needs to improved for better approach towards sustainable health.

Keywords: oral health, awareness, dentist, ignorance, toothpaste, expiry dates

Edition: Volume 5 Issue 3, March 2016

Pages: 2069 - 2072

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Bansari Rao, Satish Kolte, "Awareness of Dental Care amongst People Visiting Dentist", International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR), https://www.ijsr.net/search_index_results_paperid.php?id=NOV162422, Volume 5 Issue 3, March 2016, 2069 - 2072

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