Kamal Khan Hoti, Noor Ul Amin, Imran Saleem Qureshi, Sajid Hussain, Sana Naeem, Ali Hamad Khan, Riaz Khan
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Awareness of Oral Hygiene Practices and Periodontal Health In The Rural Area of Peshawar, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

Kamal Khan Hoti, Noor Ul Amin, Imran Saleem Qureshi, Sajid Hussain, Sana Naeem, Ali Hamad Khan, Riaz Khan



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ABSTRACT

Aim: To evaluate the oral hygiene-related knowledge, oral hygiene practices, self-efficacy and motivation towards periodontal Health of the rural population of Peshawar, Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa

Methodology: Comprehensive structural questionnaire was distributed among 138 people. The questionnaire was based on their oral hygiene related knowledge, practices, and behavior pattern.

Results: The results of this study show an acute lack of oral hygiene awareness and limited knowledge of oral hygiene practices in Peshawar

Conclusion: There is an immediate need for comprehensive educational programme and health activity to promote oral health.

Key words: Oral health, Behavior pattern, motivation



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