International Journal of Clinical Preventive Dentistry

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Table. 2.

Table. 2.

Oral health practices among participants and associated caries experience

Practice of oral health preventive measures N (%) DMFT
Mean (SD)
How many times did you visit your dentist in the last 12 months?
More than twice 29 (11.8) 2.5 (1.9)
Twice 44 (17.9) 2.2 (1.6)
Once 61 (24.8) 2.0 (1.7)
I did not 112 (45.5) 2.6 (1.7)
Have you received an advice on maintaining a good oral hygiene from your dentist?
Yes 121 (49.2) 2.3 (1.7)
No 125 (50.8) 2.5 (1.7)
How many times a day do you brush your teeth?
Twice or more/day 61 (24.8) 1.6 (1.7)a
Once/day 73 (29.7) 2.2 (1.6)
Sometimes 107 (43.5) 2.8 (1.6)
Never 5 (2.0) 3.8 (2.1)
How many times a day do you use dental floss?
Twice/day 10 (4.1) 1.5 (2.0)
Once/day 24 (9.8) 1.7 (1.7)
Never 212 (86.2) 2.5 (1.7)
Do you use fluoridated toothpaste?
Yes 126 (51.2) 1.8 (1.7)a
No 59 (24.0) 2.8 (1.5)
Do not know 61 (24.8) 3.0 (1.6)
Do you use fluoridated mouthwash?
Yes 17 (6.9) 2.1 (1.7)
No 205 (83.3) 2.4 (1.7)
Do not know 24 (9.8) 2.4 (1.7)

DMFT: Decayed, Missing and Filled Teeth index, N: number, (%): percentage, SD: standard deviation.

ap<0.05, obtained from chi-square test.

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