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Prathap MS

Department of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics, Yenepoya Dental College, Deralakatte, Mangalore, India


  • Original Article   
    Occurrence of Black Chromogenic Stains and its Association with Oral Hygiene of Patients
    Author(s): Sruthy Prathap* and Prathap MS

    Objective: The aim of the present study is to assess the oral hygiene of patients with black. Stains caused by chromogenic bacteria and its recurrence rate after scaling and polishing. Materials and Methods: A total of 80 patients of age 15-40 years were included in the study and divided in to two groups. Test group consist of 40 patients with black extrinsic stains and control group consists of 40 patients without any stains. Clinical parameters like Oral Hygiene Index, Plaque index. Lobenes stain index and history of scaling are recorded in the groups. Results: The results were analyzed using Chi- square test which indicated that there is a significant difference in the oral hygiene and plaque scores among patients with and without stains. The patients with stains showed a high recurrence rate within few.. Read More»

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