A survey assessing methods of maintaining denture hygiene among denture wearers

Authors

  • B Ghimire antipur Dental College and Hospital, Basundhara, Kathmandu, Nepal
  • S Dhital Kantipur Dental College and Hospital, Basundhara, Kathmandu, Nepal

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3126/jnprossoc.v4i1.42307

Keywords:

Cleaning habits, Denture hygiene, Edentulism, Elderly patients

Abstract

Introduction: This study aimed to investigate the denture hygiene habits among old age denture wearers. The purpose of the study was to explain about the methods of maintaining denture hygiene among denture wearers.

Methods: The present cross-sectional survey was conducted among denture wearer patients during follow-up appointment, using a self-administered structured questionnaire.

Results: The study sample consisted of a total of 324 participants; out of them, 211 (65.1%) were males and 113 (34.9%) were females. Regarding the method of maintaining denture cleanliness, most of the patients cleaned it with water only (57.1%), whereas patients who cleaned with brush and paste were less (35.8%) and very few cleaned it with a combination of water, brush and toothpaste (7.1%).

Conclusion: Majority of the patients cleaned their denture at least once daily and were provided with proper instructions from their dentist to maintain denture hygiene.

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Author Biographies

B Ghimire, antipur Dental College and Hospital, Basundhara, Kathmandu, Nepal

Assistant Professor, Department of Prosthodontics

S Dhital, Kantipur Dental College and Hospital, Basundhara, Kathmandu, Nepal

Lecturer, Department of Prosthodontics

Published

2021-06-30

How to Cite

Ghimire, B., & Dhital, S. (2021). A survey assessing methods of maintaining denture hygiene among denture wearers. Journal of Nepalese Prosthodontic Society, 4(1), 7–10. https://doi.org/10.3126/jnprossoc.v4i1.42307

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