AWARENESS OF ORAL HYGIENE AMONG MEDICAL AND DENTAL STUDENTS

  1. DR. SARA TAHIR, FATIMA MEMORIAL HOSPITAL LAHORE
  2. DR. SHAHID HUSSAIN, BOLAN MEDICAL COLLEGE QUETTA
  3. DR. HASSAN ALI, DHQ HOSPITAL FAISALABAD
Corresponding Author: Dr. Hassan Ali, DHQ Hospital Faisalabad, hassan33221100@gmail.com
DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.4018030
Cite this article as: Tahir S, Hussain S, Ali H. Awareness of oral hygiene among medical and dental students. Int. J. Med. Dent. Allied Health Sci. 2020;2(9). 320-24

ABSTRACT: Bad breath, also known as halitosis, is a symptom in which a noticeably unpleasant breath odor is present. It can result in anxiety among those affected. It is also associated with depression and symptoms of obsessive-compulsive disorder. This survey study was conducted among different medical and dental college students of different medical and dental colleges. The personal and demographic data were collected on a predefined proforma. Different questions about oral hygiene, bad breath, brush and mouth wash usage were asked. A total of 159 medical and dental students participated in the study. There were 112 males and 47 females in the study. The mean age of the students was 22.23±1.67 years. Out of 159, 79 students reported halitosis and 80 students had no halitosis. Bad breath was more prevalent in male students than female students.

Keywords: Halitosis, Bad Breath, Medical Students, Dental Students