Do smokers benefit from dental hygiene oral prophylaxis? A Nigerian pilot study
AbstractSmoking is a major, preventable risk factor for periodontitis. This pilot study in Nigeria evaluated the effect of dental oral prophylaxis on oral hygiene and periodontal indices among 13 systemically healthy smokers and 8 non-smokers. All participants received full-mouth scaling and root planing, tooth polishing, demonstration of correct brushing technique and a new toothbrush and toothpaste. After 6 months, debris index, calculus index, oral hygiene index and community periodontal index of treatment needs status code 0 scores showed no improvement in smokers. There was a 50% improvement of all indices among non-smokers. Smokers showed no benefit from dental oral prophylaxis in this study
Nwhator, S.O. & Olagundoye, O. (2009). Do smokers benefit from dental hygiene oral prophylaxis? A Nigerian pilot study. http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/117722
EMHJ - Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal, 15 (4), 976-982, 2009
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