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Investigation of Toothbrushing Status and Enamel Demineralizationin Medical Freshmen with Different Gender
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Pages: 43-47
Year: Issue:  1
Journal: Guangdong Trace Elements Science

Keyword:  toothbrushinginvestigationenamel demineralization;
Abstract: Objective To investigate the toothbrushing status and decalcificatio in freshmen of medical students with different gender and to provide the basis for spreading effective and correct knowledge of toothbrushing. Methods Questionnaires about toothbrushing were conducted among 347 medical freshmen( 194 male and 153 female) selected by random cluster sampling. Results There is significant difference as regards the toothbrushing frequency between girls and boys( P < 0. 01),girls did it better than boys;Those freshmen who brushed tooth for more than 3 minutes every time were minority,especially among boys; Most one can use the correct method which combined in vertical and horizontal direction to brush tooth,but few can clean all parts of teeth,neither in brushing their teeth after meals. Conclusions The status of toothbrushing in the medical freshmen was poor, daily toothbrushing behavior needs to be improved. There were cognitive and behavioral differences about toothbrushing in medical freshmen with different gender.
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