Oral Health Care Behavior Differences Between Dental and Biomedical Engineering Students Comparing Oral Care of Dental and Engineering Students


Authors : Ayşe KOÇAK-BÜYÜKDERE; Sarkis SÖZKES; Melisa BOZKURT

Volume/Issue : Volume 5 - 2020, Issue 9 - September

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DOI : 10.38124/IJISRT20SEP590

The aim of the study was to compare the oral hygiene habits of students from different provinces and universities, from the dental faculty and biomedical engineering. Another aim was to analyze development of dental care habits during growth in relation to education both the parent and the student himself. University students were asked to answer the survey on voluntary basis. 244 students have answered the questions; gender, year of birth, study level, education of their parents, their toothbrushing habit and oral health level awareness were questioned in detail. Of the 244 volunteers, 122 study at the faculty of dentistry, whereas the other 122 study at the biomedical engineering faculty. While 53.7% of all participants brush their teeth after breakfast and 94.3% brush before bedtime, 81.1% of dentistry students brush twice a day, whereas the ratio of biomedical students brushing twice a day is 59.8%. On the one hand, 99.2% of dentistry students brush their teeth before going to bed whereas, biomedical students were 89.3%, which indicates a significant difference. Dental floss utilization among dental students was higher than the biomedical students, and the difference was statistically significant. For self-assessment of their oral hygiene habits, both groups have evaluated themselves between ordinary and well. Tooth brushing habit is initially adopted from the family. Correct brushing is established upon the guidance of the dentist. Therefore, teaching proper toothbrushing techniques to the families should be aimed. This will enable socially healthier oral hygiene, thus creating high awareness communities

Keywords : Oral hygiene, Oral health, Toothbrushing

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