Knowledge About Brushing Simulator Among Dentists - A Survey

Arunn Jaikumarr Ram, Jayalakshmi Somasundaram, Balaji Ganesh S, Anitha Roy
2020 International Journal of Research in Pharmaceutical Sciences  
Brushing is an important activity in a day to day life. It helps to keep our oral cavity healthy. A brushing simulator is a machine that holds the toothbrush and helps to check various activities done with it. Brushing helps to clean the teeth, tongue, gums, and place a major role in maintaining dental hygiene. Dental plaque is removed by this process. This is a computer program mission where everything is done using the software. The aim of the survey was to assess the knowledge about the
more » ... edge about the brushing simulator among dentists in Chennai. A questionnaire regarding simulator was created and circulated to dentists in Chennai, a total of 13 questions were created and a total of 135 responses were received. The data obtained was with SPSS and represented with the help of pie charts and graphs. When comparing the awareness of brushing simulator with gender, it was shown that females had a higher level of awareness about the brushing simulator when compared with males (p = 0.029), which was statistically significant. When comparing the knowledge about the uses of brushing simulators with gender, it was shown that females had a higher level of knowledge about the uses of brushing simulators when compared with males. p = 0.013), which was statistically significant. When comparing the knowledge about the types of brushing simulator movements with gender, it was shown that females had a higher level of knowledge when compared with males.(p= 0.034), which was statistically significant. The knowledge and view varied for each question. Brushing force is usually higher for sonic toothbrush and with manual toothbrush dentin face the highest abrasion when compared to the enamel. People are aware of the simulation of brushing, but not about the brushing simulator machine.
doi:10.26452/ijrps.v11ispl3.3488 fatcat:yyqmici3unehrlczoljdecxoci