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| Amina Gharibi *| Sihame Chemlali | Samia Belfellah | El Mehdi Chaouki | and | Jamila
Kissa |


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Hassan II University | Department of periodontology | Faculty of Dentistry | Casablanca, Morocco |


This article is made freely available as part of this journal's Open Access: ID | Amina-Ref27-ajira060421  |
*Corresponding author Author & Copyright Author © 2021: | Amina Gharibi * |. All Rights Reserved. All articles published in American Journal of Innovative Research and Applied Sciences are the property of Atlantic Center Research Sciences, and is protected by copyright laws CC-BY. See: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/.
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American Journal of innovative
Research & Applied Sciences 
ISSN  2429-5396 (Online)
OCLC Number: 920041286
ABSTRACT

Background: The aim of this study is to describe oral hygiene habits and periodontal parameters (gingival index and plaque index) in patients wearing fixed orthodontic appliances (FOAs) and to assess the association of plaque index (PI) and gingival index (GI) with age, gender and frequency of tooth brushing. Methods: The sample comprised 100 patients (22.63 ± 7.003) years old, (58 females and 42 males) wearing FOAs. A questionnaire was used to collect patient’s information, including gender, age and oral hygiene habits. Periodontal parameters assessed were PI and GI. Results: 81% of patients were under periodontal monitoring, 89% brushed their teeth twice or three times a day, 98% used a conventional toothbrush and 67% of patients used brushing aids. The mean PI and GI were (0.59 ± 0.47) and (0.44 ± 0.47) respectively. These indexes were less in female gender and older patients and tend to decrease with the augmentation of frequency of tooth brushing. Conclusion: Orthodontic therapy performed with periodontal monitoring and self-care could maintain periodontal health.
Keywords: Motivation, Periodontal monitoring, Oral hygiene, Orthodontics
ORAL HYGIENE STATUS AND PERIODONTAL PARAMETERS AMONG PATIENTS WEARING ORTHODONTIC APPLLIANCES: OBSERVATIONAL STUDY

 
| Amina Gharibi *| Sihame Chemlali | Samia Belfellah | El Mehdi Chaouki | and | Jamila Kissa |. Am. J. innov. res. appl. sci. 2021; 12(4):121-125.

  | PDF FULL TEXT | | XML FILE |   | Received | April 06, 2021 | | Accepted | April 16, 2021 |  | Published |  April 19, 2021 |