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Donnish Journal of Dentistry and Oral Hygiene

January 2020 Vol. 6(1), pp. 021-030

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Attitudes and Hygiene Practices towards Toothbrush Use among Saudi College Students; A Survey-based Study


Talal AlMalki1, Feras Bagazi1, Alwaleed Hejazi1, Naif Khalid1, and Shahzeb Ansari2*

1General Dentists, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
2Faculty Preventive Dentistry, Riyadh Elm University, Saudi Arabia.

Corresponding Author's Email: shahzebhasan@riyadh.edu.sa

Accepted 30th December, 2019.



Abstract


Introduction: Good oral hygiene is dependent on the quality of tooth brushing, which comes with an important hazard in the form of a dirty toothbrush. It is imperative for the toothbrush user to maintain the cleanliness of toothbrush in order to achieve its complete efficacy. Materials and methods: This study is targeted towards the college students of Riyadh city, therefore all males and females more than 18 years of age were recruited to fill up the questionnaire. Results: A total of 880 male and female participants filled up the online survey, which comprised of 41% (n=357) males and 59% (n=523) females. The sample was divided into subgroups on the basis of type of socioeconomic status, where 3% (n=28) were low status, 87% (n=768) were moderate and 10% (n= 87) were of high status. Conclusion: Females showed a better knowledge and awareness of toothbrush maintenance as compared to males. Socioeconomic status was not strongly linked with the maintenance of toothbrush.

Keywords: Toothbrush, Oral hygiene, College students.

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Talal AlMalki, Feras Bagazi, Alwaleed Hejazi, Naif Khalid, and Shahzeb Ansari. Attitudes and Hygiene Practices towards Toothbrush Use among Saudi College Students; A Survey-based Study. Donnish Journal of Dentistry and Oral Hygiene 6(1) 2020 pp. 021-030.


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