Assessment of Effective Oral Health Status among Diabetic population by Modified Special Tooth Brush with Beat SoundAn observational study
Keywords:Modified Special Tooth Brush, Gingival Index, Plaque, Bleeding, Diabetes.
Background of the study: Proper guided brushing technique improves the oral health status especially
among diabetic individuals who are more susceptible for periodontal disease. Aim and objective: To find
the outcome efficacy of modified design special tooth brush with beat sound by evaluating oral hygiene
status among diabetic individuals.Material and methods:The present observational study included 25
study participants irrespective of age and gender divided and categorized as 13 non-diabetic (control) group
and 12 belong to diabetic (study) group. All the study participants were educated to use modified special
tooth brush with beat sound regularly for a period of 1 week and their oral hygiene status were evaluated
by using Oral hygiene index simplified (OHI-S), periodontal index (PI) and Gingival index (GI) at regular
intervals on 1st, 3rd, 5th and 7th day. Results: It was observed that all the study participants showed significant
improvement in oral health status at the end of 7th day. It was also observed that diabetic individuals showed
superior OHI-S (P=0.002), PI (P=0.0001) and GI (P=0.0004) scores with greater significance (p<.05) than
non-diabetic individuals. Conclusion: From the above results it can be concluded that the modified special
tooth brush with beat sound used in the present study can reduce the burden of periodontal disease status by
improving oral health among diabetic individuals.
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