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dc.contributor.authorBarbosa, Luciano de Castellucci-
dc.contributor.authorFerreira, Manoela Rejane Maia-
dc.contributor.authorCalabrich, Carolina Freire de Carvalho-
dc.contributor.authorViana, Aline Cavalcanti-
dc.contributor.authorLemos, Maria Catarina Lavigne de-
dc.contributor.authorLauria, Roberta Andrade.-
dc.creatorBarbosa, Luciano de Castellucci-
dc.creatorFerreira, Manoela Rejane Maia-
dc.creatorCalabrich, Carolina Freire de Carvalho-
dc.creatorViana, Aline Cavalcanti-
dc.creatorLemos, Maria Catarina Lavigne de-
dc.creatorLauria, Roberta Andrade.-
dc.descriptionTexto completo: acesso restrito. p. 99-106pt_BR
dc.description.abstractObjective:  The aim of this study was to analyse denture users’ oral care habits with regard to the use of their prostheses. Background:  Rehabilitative treatment is only successful when patients are motivated and aware of correct prosthesis use and hygiene. Materials and methods:  Questionnaires were distributed to 150 complete denture users at the Federal University of Bahia School of Dentistry, the Esmeralda Natividade Health Center, the Bahian Science Development Foundation and a Salvador nursing home. The questionnaire included information on gender, age, length of prosthesis use, cleaning methods and materials, etc. The data were analysed using EpiInfo version 6 software. The chi-squared test was used for statistical analysis, with a significance level of 5%. Results:  Questionnaire results showed that 78% of the subjects, with an average age of 67.3 years, had used the same complete denture for over 5 years. 64% slept with their prostheses and 44% removed them from the mouth only for cleaning. None of the patients interviewed knew anything about brushes designed specifically for complete dentures. 37.3% had a restricted diet and 44% believed that a complete denture would last for more than 10 years. Conclusion:  Within the limitations of this study, it was concluded that the edentulous patients surveyed had limited awareness of prosthetic hygiene and long-term oral care despite extended periods of denture use.pt_BR
dc.rightsAcesso Abertopt_BR
dc.subjectComplete denturespt_BR
dc.subjectDental habitspt_BR
dc.subjectDental carept_BR
dc.titleEdentulous patients' knowledge of dental hygiene and care of prosthesespt_BR
dc.typeArtigo de Periódicopt_BR
dc.identifier.numberv. 25, n. 2pt_BR
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