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Journal of IMAB - Annual Proceeding (Scientific Papers)
Publisher: Peytchinski Publishing Ltd.
ISSN: 1312-773X (Online)
Issue: 2022, vol. 28, issue3
Subject Area: Dental Medicine
DOI: 10.5272/jimab.2022283.4491
Published online: 29 July 2022

Original article
J of IMAB. 2022 Jul-Sep;28(3):4491-4496
Nickolay Apostolov1ORCID logo Corresponding Autoremail, Stefan Zlatev2ORCID logo, Bozhidar Yordanov1ORCID logo, Mariana Yankova1ORCID logo, Rangel Todorov1ORCID logo,
1) Department of Prosthetic Dental Medicine, Faculty of Dental Medicine, Medical University - Sofia, Bulgaria.
2) CAD/CAM Center of Dental Medicine at the Research Institute, Medical University – Plovdiv, Bulgaria.

Aim: The aim of the present research is to establish the frequency and methods of cleaning used by patients with complete dentures.
Material and Methods: A survey was conducted between 2016 and 2019 among 96 patients (54 female and 42 male). This study was carried out at the faculty of dental medicine, Medical University – Sofia, during the students’ classes in Clinical Prosthetic Dental Medicine and Oral Surgery. A survey card was prepared, including questions addressing the period of total edentulism, a periodor rehabilitation with complete dentures, methods and frequency of cleaning and types of hygienic products used by the compete denture wearers. Descriptive statistics, graphical analysis, chi-square test and correlation analysis were computed in R.
Results: Only 12 % of the respondents clean their dentures properly. Nearly 60% of the patients report a widespread but incorrect cleaning method using toothbrushesnd toothpaste, and more than 25% use inappropriate, old, and disregarded hygienic means. 65% clean their dentures twice per day. The research showed a strong positive correlation between age and the time wearing dentures.
Conclusion: The findings from the current survey suggest that complete denture wearers are either unaware or negligible towards the proper maintenance of their prostheses.

Keywords: complete edentulism, oral hygiene, denture cleaning tablets,

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Please cite this article as: Apostolov N, Zlatev S, Yordanov B, Yankova M, Todorov R. Oral hygiene habits in complete denture wearers. J of IMAB. 2022 Jul-Sep;28(3):4491-4496.
DOI: 10.5272/jimab.2022283.4491

Corresponding AutorCorrespondence to: Dr. Nickolay Apostolov DMD, PhD, Faculty of dental medicine, MU-Sofia; 1, Georgi Sofiiski Blvd., Sofia 1431, Bulgaria; E-mail: n.apostolov@fdm.mu-sofia.bg

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Received: 26 March 2021
Published online: 29 July 2022

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