ISSN 2409-5834

Impact of oral hygiene habits on oral health-related quality of life of in-school adolescents in Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh.

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Dr. Prateek Singh , Dr. Nidhi Pruthi Shukla , Dr. Surbhit Singh , Dr. Vaibhav Bansal , Dr. Rohma Yusuf

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Background: Recent evidence has shown that the prevalence of periodontal diseases is still high among adolescents and, thus, there is an impetus to promote good oral hygiene habits among them through schools. There is a need to provide baseline data on the oral hygiene habits of adolescents and how it impacts their oral health-related quality of life for appropriate intervention to be instituted. Moreover, oral health-related quality of life describes how oral health affects the daily activities of individuals; thus, it provides a holistic means of involving individuals in making decisions about their oral health including uptake of oral hygiene habits.

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