Atanasoski A, V Kondeva, V Stoeva, M Dimitrova, S Rimalvoska
Abstract: Introduction The optimal level of oral hygiene is crucial for good oral health. Neglect of personal oral hygiene procedures can be a risk factor for developing caries lesions and periodontal diseases. Increased accumulation of dental plaque and calculus are indicators for poor oral health. Young football players are referred as a risk group and their oral health status must be regularly monitored. Aim The aim of this research is to evaluate the oral hygiene status and periodontal PSR system in young football players. Materials and method Assessment of OHI-S, calculus index (Green Vermillion) and PSR system was conducted. In the research are included children from 12 to 17 years, divided into 6 age groups, 40 in each group. Results Results show that this group doesnt have adequate oral hygiene, even though their deposits of calculus are low. The plaque index show high scores, bleeding from the gingival tissues is seen in many of the participants which is a result of inflammation due to bad oral hygiene.
Keywords: oral hygiene, periodontal status, children, sport