The Effects of Oral Prophylaxis on Sensitive Teeth, Teeth Staining, and Bad Breath


Oral prophylaxis is a preventive measure against the occurrence of dental problems that affect oral tissues with varying degrees of severity. Many factors contribute to the symptoms of oral diseases. Symptoms that are often felt are tooth staining, bad breath, and sensitive teeth. This study aims to analyze the relationship between oral prophylactic behavior and the presence of oral disease symptoms. It is a crosssectional, analytic observation study that was carried out at the Manarul Huda Islamic Boarding School Bandung on 35 students. Data analysis was performed using SPSS 23.0 software and association analysis was performed using the chi-square test. The results showed that more than half of the students had good oral prophylaxis (54.3%), and the most common mouth complaint was bad breath (57.1%). There was a significant relationship between poor oral prophylaxis and complaints of bad breath (81.3%) with a p-value = 0.021. The study emphasizes the importance of oral prophylactic behavior. Prevention, treatment, and management of oral complaints through oral prophylaxis are beneficial for achieving successful oral health for children, adolescents, and adults.

Keywords: oral prophylaxis, sensitive teeth, teeth staining, bad breath

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