To evaluate the awareness of interdental aids and
their use in daily oral hygiene.
To estimate the proportion of students who are
aware of interdental aids.
Knowledge regarding the oral health practice and
behavior is inefficient. This makes it important to have
an understanding of interdental cleaning practices
among dental students.
Material and Methods:
A questionnaire based study was conducted to
know the knowledge and practice about interdental aids
on 82 final year dental students of Thai Moogambigai
dental college and hospital.
About 88% of the students were aware on usage of
interdental aids among which only 28% were aware of
both dental floss and interdental brushes. On
correlation between the awareness among brushing and
use of chemical plaque control mouth washes only 56%
of population was aware of time interval between the
two techniques. No statistical significance was observed
about knowledge on time duration of brushing, type of
brushes, frequency, and purpose of brushing.
This data can serve as a guide to implement mass
educative programs providing information regarding
Keywords : Practice, Floss, Oral Hygiene, Periodontal Disease.