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The aim of the present study was to assess the dietary habits and oral hygiene practice of dental students in a new dental school. A self-administered structured closed-ended questionnaire on demographic characteristics, medical history, oral hygiene and dietary habits was distributed to dental students. Results showed that One third of students indicated that they don’t consume low pH beverages soft drinks at all, while 48.9% drink a soft drink or two a day. Students took varying amount of time to consume their drinks. The majority of participants consumed citric juices, fruits and-or pickles at least once a day. 91.3% of students use either soft 41.8% or medium 49.5% toothbrush. Only a fifth 16.9% of the students brush their teeth after drinking soft drinks and 58.2% brush their teeth after vomiting. In conclusion, young adults need to be aware about their dietary habits & oral hygiene, and also a proper dental health program needs to be applied.

KEYWORDS

Dietary Habits, Oral Hygiene Practice, Low pH Soft Drinks

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Al-Madi, E. , AlJamie, M. , Al-Dukhail, S. , Mohammed, Z. and Abubakr, N. 2016 Dietary Habits and Oral Hygiene Practice amongst Dental Students at the College of Dentistry, Princess Nourah University. Open Journal of Stomatology, 6, 28-35. doi: 10.4236-ojst.2016.61004.





Autor: Ebtissam M. Al-Madi1,2, Manar AlJamie1, Shaikha Al-Dukhail1, Zakariya Mohammed3, Neamat Hassan Abubakr1*

Fuente: http://www.scirp.org/



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