Characteristics of individual oral hygiene in cadets of military schools



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Abstract

The individual oral hygiene was studied in 147 cadets of military educational institutions. 32 or 24.5% of the cadets had good or superficial knowledge about the methods, objects, and means of caring for the oral cavity. 23.8% misused oral care items. In 35.4% of cadets, toothbrushes, as the main subject of oral care, were in poor condition and needed to be replaced. The conclusion is drawn about the importance of teaching cadets the rules of caring for teeth and tissues of the oral cavity during rehabilitation in the framework of the medical examination and increasing the role of unit commanders in maintaining items and means of oral hygiene in personnel in satisfactory condition.

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A. K Iordanishvili

The S.M.Kirov Military Medical Academy of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation

Email: professoraki@mail.ru
St. Petersburg, Russia

A. Ya Idris

The S.M.Kirov Military Medical Academy of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation

St. Petersburg, Russia

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