Oral hygiene awareness in orthodontic patients; A cross sectional survey

  • Muhammad Ilyas de'Montmorency College of Dentistry, Lahore, Pakistan.
  • Muhammad Usman Khalid Faisalabad Medical University
  • Syeda Qurat-Ul-Ain Arif Punjab Dental College Lahore.
  • Sobia Ashraf de'Montmorency College of Dentistry, Lahore, Pakistan.
Keywords: Oral Hygiene, Orthodontic Patients, Malocclusion, Gingivitis

Abstract

Aim and Objectives: To evaluate the current status of oral hygiene awareness in patients undergoing active orthodontic treatment and to educate them how they can improve and maintain their oral health throughout orthodontic treatment to minimize the risk of dental caries, plaque deposition, gingivitis and localized enamel decalcification. Study Design: Prospective survey. Setting: Orthodontic Department, Punjab Dental Hospital Lahore, Pakistan. Period: 06 months 1st August 2018 to 31st January 2019. Methods and Materials: A structured questionnaire was distributed to 100 patients undergoing active orthodontic treatment at orthodontic department of Punjab Dental Hospital Lahore, Pakistan in an effort to assess the level of awareness and practical measures taken by patients to maintain and improve their oral health during orthodontic treatment. Conclusion: This survey revealed that most of the patients are aware and practising oral hygiene measures during their orthodontic treatment and dentist should repeat all these instruction on every visit.

Author Biographies

Muhammad Ilyas, de'Montmorency College of Dentistry, Lahore, Pakistan.

BDS, FCPS (Orthodontics)

Assistant Professor

 

Muhammad Usman Khalid, Faisalabad Medical University

BDS, FCPS (Oral &Maxillofacial Surgery)

Assistant Professor

Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery

 

Syeda Qurat-Ul-Ain Arif, Punjab Dental College Lahore.

BDS

House Officer

Sobia Ashraf, de'Montmorency College of Dentistry, Lahore, Pakistan.

BDS

PG Trainee

Department of Orthodontics

 

Published
2019-06-10