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Journal:   CASPIAN JOURNAL OF DENTAL RESEARCH   SEPTEMBER 2020 , Volume 9 , Number 2 ; Page(s) 8 To 15.
 
Paper: 

The pattern of use of toothpaste among family members in Tehran Iran

 
 
Author(s):  Soltani Sorour, Hessari Hossein, Yazdani Reza*
 
* Department of Community Oral Health, School of Dentistry, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, IR Iran
 
Abstract: 
Introduction: Oral health can influence general health and then the quality of life. Regular toothbrushing with toothpaste plays a fundamental role in oral hygiene. The aim of this study was to assess the pattern of utilization of toothpaste among Iranian population. Materials & Methods: This cross-sectional study evaluated the family members of patients (n=715) presenting to dental clinics of School of Dentistry of Tehran University of Medical Sciences, in 2017. A researcher-made questionnaire was used to collect information regarding the pattern of utilization of toothpaste by the subjects. Data were analyzed using Chi-square test via SPSS 25. Results: Of all, 81% participants reported that they personally use toothpaste when toothbrushing and 75. 9% stated that all the family members used toothpaste when brushing their teeth. Moreover, 57. 2% reported that all the family members shared the same toothpaste; 86. 6% reported that they started brushing the teeth of their children at the age of 3 years. When asked about the factors considered when for purchasing-toothpaste, the most important factors were the manufacturing country (42. 5%), date of production (38. 7%), having standard and authenticity labels (29. 5%), the price (29. 5%). Conclusion: According to the results, Iranian families have inadequate knowledge about the correct pattern of use of toothpastes.
 
Keyword(s): Toothpastes,Family,Oral health,Iran
 
 
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Soltani, S., & HESSARI, H., & YAZDANI, R. (2020). The pattern of use of toothpaste among family members in Tehran Iran. CASPIAN JOURNAL OF DENTAL RESEARCH, 9(2 ), 8-15. https://www.sid.ir/en/journal/ViewPaper.aspx?id=767975



Vancouver: Copy

Soltani Sorour, HESSARI HOSSEIN, YAZDANI REZA. The pattern of use of toothpaste among family members in Tehran Iran. CASPIAN JOURNAL OF DENTAL RESEARCH. 2020 [cited 2021December07];9(2 ):8-15. Available from: https://www.sid.ir/en/journal/ViewPaper.aspx?id=767975



IEEE: Copy

Soltani, S., HESSARI, H., YAZDANI, R., 2020. The pattern of use of toothpaste among family members in Tehran Iran. CASPIAN JOURNAL OF DENTAL RESEARCH, [online] 9(2 ), pp.8-15. Available: https://www.sid.ir/en/journal/ViewPaper.aspx?id=767975.



 
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