OBJECTIVES. The aim of the study is to prove that the use of a disposable gauze imbued with chlorhexidine 0.12% is a helpful aid to traditional oral hygiene procedures in disabled patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS. The ability of disabled people during oral hygiene procedures was evaluated with a questionnaire. The patients were given instructions on how to use the gauze for their daily oral hygiene. It was also used a teaching aid set formed by an information brochure and a plastic model of the oral cavity. After 45 days their questionnaire was filled out to evaluate the improvement of oral hygiene performance. RESULTS. The use of a gauze in addition to correct dental hygiene procedures turned out to be an excellent way to improve the performance of dental hygiene procedures. CONCLUSIONS. The results have shown the need to divulge the basis of dental prevention procedures within rehabilitation facilities.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Oral Surgery