Session Time: 12:00pm-1:30pm
Location: Exhibit Hall located in Hall B, Level 2
Objective: The objective of this study was to assess the oral hygiene status, gingival status and also the Oral health related quality of life (OHRQoL) in people with Parkinson’s disease before and after the use of powered tooth brushes.
Background: People with Parkinson’s disease lack manual dexterity in performing the necessary techniques of plaque control, which ultimately can lead to poor oral hygiene thereby increasing the risk of dental caries and periodontal problems. The use of powered tooth brushes could increase the compliance of brushing habits in these people.
Methods: An institutional based study was conducted in 46 subjects with Parkinson’s disease. Oral Hygiene Status (OHI-S) and Gingival Index (GI) was measured before and after the allotment of powered tooth brush. The Oral health related quality of life (OHRQoL) was measured using OHIP-EDENT Questionnaire including socio-demographic details.
Results: After one year of allotment of powered tooth brush the OHI-S scores drastically reduced from 47% to 21% which was statistically significant. Gingival scores also reduced significantly from an average of 2.65 to 1.37. It was reported that Oral health related quality of life dramatically increased in these patients after the use of powered tooth brushes.
Conclusions: Our study showed that powered tooth brushes significantly improved the oral hygiene status and gingival health of the people with Parkinson’s disease. The compliance level was also found very high in these individuals after the use of powered toothbrushes. It can be concluded that powered tooth brushes could serve as a good plaque removal agent in individuals with Parkinson’s disease.
To cite this abstract in AMA style:F. Pullishery, F.M. Kuyyadi. Assessment of oral hygiene status before and after the use of powered tooth brush in patients with Parkinson’s diseases [abstract]. Mov Disord. 2016; 31 (suppl 2). https://www.mdsabstracts.org/abstract/assessment-of-oral-hygiene-status-before-and-after-the-use-of-powered-tooth-brush-in-patients-with-parkinsons-diseases/. Accessed March 2, 2024.
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