Assessment of oral hygiene habits, oral hygiene practices and tooth wear among fertilizer factory workers of Northern India: a Cross sectional study
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Assessment of oral hygiene habits, oral hygiene practices and tooth wear among fertilizer factory workers of Northern India: a Cross sectional study

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Assessment of oral hygiene habits, oral hygiene practices and tooth wear among fertilizer factory workers of Northern India: a Cross sectional study

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dc.contributor.author Gupta, Vivek V. es
dc.contributor.author Asawa, Kailash es
dc.contributor.author Bhat, Nagesh es
dc.contributor.author Tak, Mridula es
dc.contributor.author Bapat, Salil es
dc.contributor.author Chaturvedi, Pulkit es
dc.contributor.author Philip George, Pradeep es
dc.contributor.author Chitkara, Neha es
dc.contributor.author Patel, Maulikkumar Natubhai es
dc.contributor.author Shinde, Kushal es
dc.contributor.author Sidhu, Prabhjot Kaur es
dc.date.accessioned 2016-01-20T12:12:23Z
dc.date.available 2016-01-20T12:12:23Z
dc.date.issued 2015 es
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10550/50182
dc.source Gupta, Vivek V. ; Asawa, Kailash ; Bhat, Nagesh ; Tak, Mridula ; Bapat, Salil ; Chaturvedi, Pulkit ; Philip George, Pradeep ; Chitkara, Neha ; Patel, Maulikkumar Natubhai ; Shinde, Kushal ; Sidhu, Prabhjot Kaur. Assessment of oral hygiene habits, oral hygiene practices and tooth wear among fertilizer factory workers of Northern India: a Cross sectional study. En: Journal of Clinical and Experimental Dentistry, 2015, Vol. 7, No. 5: 649-655 es
dc.subject Odontología es
dc.subject Ciencias de la salud es
dc.title Assessment of oral hygiene habits, oral hygiene practices and tooth wear among fertilizer factory workers of Northern India: a Cross sectional study es
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article en
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion en
dc.subject.unesco UNESCO::CIENCIAS MÉDICAS es
dc.description.abstractenglish Background: The association between oral hygiene habits & practices and severity of tooth wear lesion varies from community to community and also from occupation to occupation. The present study was conducted with to assess oral hygiene habits & practices and tooth wear among fertilizer factory workers of Punjab, India. Material and Methods: A descriptive cross sectional survey was conducted among 965 male workers who were aged between 19–58 years, who were the workers of fertilizers factory of Bathinda, India. An interview on the demographic profile, oral hygiene practices, and adverse habits followed a clinical examination for recording the Tooth Wear (Smith and Knight Index 1984) using Type III examination. The Chi–square test and a Stepwise multiple linear regression analysis were used for the statistical analysis. Confidence interval and p-value set at 95% and ≤ 0.05 respectively. Results: In the present study majority (47.2%) of the study population used chew sticks for cleaning their teeth. Overall prevalence of adverse habits was reported (92.4%). Study population showed higher prevalence of tooth wear (77.1%). Best predictors identified for Tooth Wear were oral hygiene practices, adverse habits, years of work experience and age respectively. Conclusions: Considerable percentages of fertilizer factory workers have demonstrated a higher prevalence of tooth surface loss. This may be useful in designing the investigations that aim to further explore the causes for these findings and more importantly to plan oral health promotion program implementing both preventive and curative strategies. es

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