Perbedaan Menyikat Gigi Menggunakan Bulu Sikat Medium dan Soft terhadap Debris Index pada Mahasiswa Jurusan Keperawatan Gigi

Tritania Ambarwati, Aah Fathonah, Samjaji Samjaji

Abstract


The dental and mouth hygiene of a person can be seen from the condition of the tooth that there is no food residue or soft deposit attached to the tooth (debris). The level of dental hygiene can change the habit of toothbrushing. The choice of tooth brush type is a very decisive factor cleaning efficiency of debris in the oral cavity. Toothbrushes circulate in the market with various degrees of stiffness starting from soft, medium and hard, but many people use medium and soft bristles. The purpose of this research is to know the difference of tooth brushing effect using a medium and soft toothbrush to debris index at the student of Department of Dentistry of Poltekkes of Tasikmalaya Health Ministry. The research method used is the quasi experiment with two pretest and posttest group design. Sampling in this research using random sampling technique. The sample of research is divided into 2 groups, each group consists of 16 students ie group 1 was given brushing treatment with a medium bristle brush and group 2 was given brushing treatment Teeth with soft bristles. The results of this study based on Mann-Whitney test obtained results with the value of p-value = 0,077 (p> 0,05) so it can be concluded that there is no significant difference between tooth brushing using a medium toothbrush or soft toothbrush on debris index on Student of Department of Dentistry of Poltekkes of Kemenkes Tasikmalaya.

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