Evaluation of Denture Hygiene Maintenance among Denture Wearers in Jammu Population

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Shivani Jandial
Bhanu Kotwal
Satish Sharma
Nanika Mahajan
Sharad Kharyal
Amarjit Singh Chadda
Satish Sharma

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Aim: The aim of the study is to determine denture hygiene maintenance among denture wearers in Jammu population. Materials and Methods: The present study was conducted in District Hospital, Kathua District, Jammu, from June 2016 to October 2016. The study sample consisted a total of 100 subjects (50 males and 50 females) with age ranging from 51 to 80 years, which were selected on the basis of inclusion criteria. Patients wearing removable complete denture who used it for more 6 months were asked questions regarding the denture hygiene habits by the pre-structured questionnaire. Results: The majority of the males and females clean their dentures once in a week (36% and 48%, respectively) followed by once daily cleaning pattern of the dentures (26% and 22%, respectively). The least prevalent pattern was cleaning the denture after every meal (10% and 12%, respectively). The differences between the cleaning patterns among males and females were statistically insignificant. Majority of the subjects in both the genders (42% and 48%, respectively) cleaned their dentures by brushing them without soap. However, the differences were statistically insignificant. Conclusion: The majority of the patients wearing removable complete dentures in Jammu clean their dentures once in a week by brushing them without soap. Thus, proper post denture insertion instructions to maintain the hygiene of the dentures should be given to the patients to avoid the incidence of denture-related oral diseases

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Shivani Jandial, Indira Gandhi Government Dental College, Jammu, Jammu and Kashmir, India

Consultant Dental Specialist, Department of Prosthodontics, 

Bhanu Kotwal, Indira Gandhi Government Dental College, Jammu, Jammu and Kashmir, India

Lecturer, Department of Periodontics,

Satish Sharma, Jammu, Jammu and Kashmir, India

Dental Surgeon, Director Health Services, Jammu, Jammu and Kashmir, India

Nanika Mahajan, Indira Gandhi Government Dental College, Jammu, Jammu and Kashmir, India

Lecturer, Department of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry,

Sharad Kharyal, Private Practitioner, Jammu, Jammu and Kashmir, India,

Department of Orthodontics,

Amarjit Singh Chadda, Government Dental College, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, India

Lecturer, Department of Prosthodontics, 

Satish Sharma, Jammu, Jammu and Kashmir, India

Dental Surgeon, Director Health Services,