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ORIGINAL RESEARCH

Knowledge and Awareness About Effects of Sesame Oil Pulling and Its Health Benefits Among Dental Students of Igids, Puducherry: A Cross Sectional Study

Krishnapriya V, Murugaboopathy Vikneshan, Senthil M

Keywords : Chlorhexidine, Dental Caries, Halitosis, Sesameoil,Oil pulling

Citation Information : V K, Vikneshan M, M S. Knowledge and Awareness About Effects of Sesame Oil Pulling and Its Health Benefits Among Dental Students of Igids, Puducherry: A Cross Sectional Study. 2018; 8 (2):2-7.

DOI: 10.5005/jsd-8-2-2

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 00-12-2018

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2018; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


Abstract

The purpose of this study was to evaluate knowledge and awareness about effects of sesame oil pulling and its health benefits among dental students. A Questionnaire containing 16 questions was distributed to 200 clinical dental students (under graduates from 3rd year to interns and postgraduates). They were asked about their attitudes toward oil pulling in general and their knowledge regarding specific sesame oil pulling. of the 200 students responding to the survey, 77.5% know what is oil pulling. However, 12.5% don\'t know what is oil pulling. 53.5% agreed to the statement “Dentist (practitioner) should advise oil pulling for patient with moderate oral health for maintenance”, whereas 10.5% of the disagreed and 36% were not sure whether dentist should advise oil pulling for patient with moderate oral health for maintenance. The results of this survey provide insight into the Knowledge and awareness of clinical students both undergraduates and postgraduates towards effect of sesame oil pulling and its health benefits. This study highlights need for educational interventions and the importance of providing awareness about sesame oil pulling among clinical students..


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