Exploring Association of Anterior Crowding and Oral Hygiene: A pilot Study
Syed Ameer Hamza,Arsalan Wahid,Mian Farrukh Imran,Khaled Khalaf,Syed Akhtar Hussain Bokhari.
Background: Poor oral health is not uncommon among the population of Pakistan. Malocclusion may be one of the causes known so far. This study has evaluated the relationship of anterior teeth crowding with plaque, bleeding on probing and gingivitis.
Methods: Eleven families comprising of 41 members aged 30.3±15.3 (12-55) years were recruited for this cross-sectional study. Crowding of anterior teeth (canine-canine) of upper and lower jaws was recorded on study casts. Oral hygiene parameters of plaque, bleeding on probing and gingivitis were noted for the anterior teeth. Values were analyzed in means and percentages and study participants were compared for differences in study parameters using the t-test and Chi-squired test. Statistical significance was set at p
Key words: Anterior Crowding, Plaque, Bleeding on probing, Gingivitis