Knowledge and awareness regarding the use of chlorhexidene mouthwash among the dental students

Author: 
Abhishek N and Jayalakshmi

Aim and Objective: to evaluate the knowledge and Awareness regarding the use of chlorhexidene mouthwash in dental students

Materials and methods: This study was conducted online through Survey planet link. A total of 100 respondents had completed this survey. The questionnaire has 10 multiple choice questions.The age of the respondents involved in this survey are in range between 18 years old to 25 years old.

Results: majority of the respondents said they use chlorhexidine mouthwash occasionally.and considerable number of respondents said they use mouthwash majority if the respondents selected discoloration of the teeth as the major disadvantage of chlorhexidine mouthwash. Majority of the students said burning sensation as the major disadvantage of listerine. Majority of the respondents said hormonal problems as major disadvantage of triclosan and 98% of the respondents said they need more awareness programs about in detail usage of mouthwash.

Reason: To evaluate if the dental students have sufficient knowledge about usage and side effects of chlorhexidene mouthwash

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.24327/ijcar.2017.3721.0354