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Year : 2009  |  Volume : 7  |  Issue : 14  |  Page : 95-103

Popular commercially available oral hygiene aids used by Lucknow population - A pilot survey


Department of Preventive and Community Dentistry, Sardar Patel Postgraduate Institute of Dental & Medical Sciences, Lucknow. U.P., India

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Background: People of Lucknow practice various methods for their oral hygiene care. Aim: To assess the availability of oral hygiene aids used by Lucknow population at different distribution channels viz general stores and pharmaceuticals and to understand the pattern of use of oral hygiene aids viz toothpastes, toothbrushes and mouthwashes and interdental cleaning aids in order to find out which distribution channel would be appropriate for making these products more accessible and thus ultimately affecting the oral health care. Material and Methods: The study was a questionnaire based study. The study population had comprised of owners of general stores and pharmaceuticals who were interviewed with a preformed questionnaire. All the important general stores and pharmaceuticals were covered by multistage cluster random sampling method. Results: The results obtained showed a variation pattern in the availability of oral hygiene care products available in the distribution channel of urban and rural areas. Conclusion: The authors concluded that oral health education has to be imparted more in the rural area.


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