- DR. SARA TAHIR, FATIMA MEMORIAL HOSPITAL LAHORE
- DR. SHAHID HUSSAIN, BOLAN MEDICAL COLLEGE QUETTA
- DR. HASSAN ALI, DHQ HOSPITAL FAISALABAD
|Corresponding Author: Dr. Hassan Ali, DHQ Hospital Faisalabad, firstname.lastname@example.org|
|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