Research Article
Volume 20 Issue 9 - 2021
Denture Hygiene among Patients Wearing Complete Dentures Visiting OPD of a Private Dental College in Punjab-Knowledge Attitude and Practices
Tarun Kalra1, Mohit Bansal2*, Ruhee Sangha3, Geeta Kalra4, Simran5 and Asmat Dhindsa6
1Principal cum Professor and Head, Department of Prosthodontics, Bhojia Dental College and Hospital, Baddi, HP, India
2MDS, Public Health Dentistry, Drug Safety Associate-I, Parexel International, Chandigarh, India
3Professor, Department of Prosthodontics, Rayat Bahra Dental College and Hospital, Mohali, Punjab, India
4Professor, Department of Oral Surgery, Bhojia Dental College and Hospital, Baddi, HP, India
5Tutor, Department of Prosthodontics, Rayat Bahra Dental College and Hospital, Mohali, Punjab, India
6Tutor, Department of Prosthodontics, National Dental College and Hospital, Derabssi, Punjab, India
*Corresponding Author: Mohit Bansal, MDS, Public Health Dentistry, Drug Safety Associate-I, Parexel International, Chandigarh, India.
Received: August 23, 2021; Published: September 30, 2021


Background: Complete dentures are removable appliances that can replace missing teeth and help restore smiles. The success of the denture depends not only on accurate clinical and technical procedures but also on denture hygiene care practices followed by the patients.

Objective: To access the knowledge attitude and practice regarding denture hygiene among patients wearing complete dentures visiting dental OPD in a private dental college in Punjab.

Materials and Methods: A cross sectional study was carried out among 100 complete denture patients who were asked questions regarding denture hygiene through face to face interview in local language. The questionnaire was divided into two parts. First part of the questionnaire was related to demographic details and second part included questions related to knowledge, attitude and practice towards denture cleaning habits. The data was analyzed using SPSS version 20 Chicago: SPSS and other relevant test were applied.

Results: The knowledge regarding denture hygiene was found to be fairly good (68%) yet the attitude and practice regarding denture hygiene was found to be very less. 93% cleaned their denture using a toothbrush and a tooth paste and 2% of them used mouthwash to clean their denture. Only 7% use soap water and use of denture brush to clean the denture which is said to be the prescribed method. It was found that only 12% of them used a denture box to keep their dentures.

Conclusion: A proper follow up regimen should be made mandatory so that appropriate denture hygiene instructions can be followed by each patient to maintain the longevity of complete dentures.

Keywords: Complete Denture; Denture Hygiene; Knowledge; Attitude; Practice


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Citation: Mohit Bansal., et al. “Denture Hygiene among Patients Wearing Complete Dentures Visiting OPD of a Private Dental College in Punjab-Knowledge Attitude and Practices”. EC Dental Science 20.10 (2021): 142-148.

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