FREQUENCY OF USAGE OF MOUTH RINSES IN THE SOCIETY


GÖMEÇ Ö. Y., Oncu B., YAMAN B. C.

JOURNAL OF ISTANBUL UNIVERSITY FACULTY OF DENTISTRY, vol.44, no.2, pp.115-124, 2010 (ESCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 44 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Journal Name: JOURNAL OF ISTANBUL UNIVERSITY FACULTY OF DENTISTRY
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI)
  • Page Numbers: pp.115-124
  • Keywords: Mouth rinse, prevalance, dental plaque, CHLORHEXIDINE, PLAQUE
  • Istanbul University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

The aim of this study was to evaluate the general use of mouth rinses and to determine the reasons of selective factors and also peoples' expectations of those products. Question surveys were distributed to 1445 patients; 122 female and 108 males of them had declared that they had been using such mouth rinses. The results showed that the main objective to use mouth rinses were complaints of halitosis, and additionally cosmetic factors such as fresh smell of the mouth. Advices of dentists' affected the choices and patients bought the products from pharmacies. The perspective of the society on the usage of mouth rinses seemed very limited and prime choices were based on cosmetic reasons.