Journal of Indian Society of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry
Journal of Indian Society of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry
                                                   Official journal of the Indian Society of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry                           
Year : 2015  |  Volume : 33  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 218--222

Effect of different oral hygiene measures on oral malodor in children aged 7-15 years


Piyusha S Patil1, Pallavi Pujar2, VV Subbareddy1 
1 Department of Pedodontics, College of Dental Sciences, Davangere, Karnataka, India
2 Department of Pedodontics, Maratha Mandal's Dental College and Research Centre, Belgaum, Karnataka, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Pallavi Pujar
Maratha Mandal«SQ»s Dental College and Research Centre, Belgaum - 590 010, Karnataka
India

Purpose: To evaluate the effect of various oral hygiene measures individually and in combination in reducing oral malodor. Materials and Methods: A total number of 120 children diagnosed as having oral malodor (oral malodor scores 2 and above) were included in the study. Children were then grouped under four oral hygiene categories (tooth brushing, tongue cleaning, mouth rinsing, and a combination group). There were 30 children in each group. The children were asked to perform oral hygiene methods individually and in combination. The children were then reassessed for oral malodor 2 h later. The results were analyzed and compared. Results: Both individual oral hygiene measure or in combination of tooth brushing, tongue cleaning, and mouth rinsing; all were effective in reducing oral malodor. Significant reduction (P < 0.05) in oral malodor was seen when all three oral hygiene measures performed together. Conclusion: Oral malodor was significantly reduced after performing oral hygiene measures individually, but reduced more when used in combination.


How to cite this article:
Patil PS, Pujar P, Subbareddy V V. Effect of different oral hygiene measures on oral malodor in children aged 7-15 years.J Indian Soc Pedod Prev Dent 2015;33:218-222


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Patil PS, Pujar P, Subbareddy V V. Effect of different oral hygiene measures on oral malodor in children aged 7-15 years. J Indian Soc Pedod Prev Dent [serial online] 2015 [cited 2019 Sep 17 ];33:218-222
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