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Pattern of Toothbrushing among College Students in Puducherry: A Questionnaire Survey

Arthi Alagappan, Jananni Muthu, R Saravana Kumar

Keywords : Behavior guidance, Cervical abrasion, Fluoridated, Gingival recession

Citation Information : Alagappan A, Muthu J, Kumar RS. Pattern of Toothbrushing among College Students in Puducherry: A Questionnaire Survey. 2022; 12 (2):43-46.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10083-1030

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 08-05-2023

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2022; The Author(s).


The aim of the study is to determine the toothbrushing behavior and pattern among college students of Puducherry. Thus creating awareness and approach through a questionnaire form has been done. Data was collected using a structured, validated, standard, self-administered questionnaire in which participants were asked to provide details on their toothbrushing habits. The questionnaire was sent to undergraduate students of all disciplines and compared with dental students. Students were contacted through known contacts, and the questionnaire was sent through an online Google Form. The responses were recorded and displayed as a percentage of the means. Based on the results we conclude by stating that community-based oral health campaigns should be established. Promoting the use of fluoridated toothpaste, proper brushing technique, and additional self-care activities. Periodontal health can be impacted by irregular brushing practices.

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