Townie® Poll

Oral Hygiene

Poll conducted from 2/18/2008 To 3/14/2008

Do you floss daily?
567 total votes
67%
a. Yes
33%
b. No
Do you tell patients to get a “squeak” when they floss?
502 total votes
26%
a. Yes
60%
b. No
14%
c. I am unfamiliar with getting a "squeak."
Do you give patients floss samples?
503 total votes
93%
a. Yes
7%
b. No
Do you use daily oral irrigation yourself?
505 total votes
11%
a. Yes
89%
b. No
Do you recommend daily oral irrigation to your patients?
503 total votes
49%
a. Yes
51%
b. No
Do you use interdental brushes?
503 total votes
30%
a. Yes
70%
b. No
Do you recommend interdental brushes to your patients?
504 total votes
97%
a. Yes
3%
b. No
Do you use triangular shaped interdental sticks?
503 total votes
10%
a. Yes, wood
12%
b. Yes, plastic
10%
c. Yes, both wood and plastic
69%
d. I don't use triangular shaped interdental sticks.
Do you dispense toothbrushes?
501 total votes
97%
a. Yes
3%
b. No
How do the majority of your patients brush?
496 total votes
52%
a. Forty-five degree angle/Bass Technique
21%
b. Scrub Technique
27%
c. Circular Technique
Do you use disclosing tablets or liquid to help identify plaque?
503 total votes
4%
a. Always
55%
b. Sometimes
41%
c. Never
Do you recommend power toothbrushes?
502 total votes
10%
a. Yes, only for adults
88%
b. Yes, both adults and children
2%
c. No
Do you teach dry toothbrushing followed by toothpaste?
502 total votes
38%
a. Yes
47%
b. No
14%
c. I am unaware of that approach.
Do you dispense toothpaste in the office?
500 total votes
39%
a. Always
57%
b. Sometimes
4%
c. Never
Which toothpaste do you use personally?
502 total votes
19%
a. Free samples from dental meeting or mailings.
16%
b. Whatever is available in the office.
65%
c. I have a particular toothpaste I prefer and am willing to purchase.
What is your profession?
504 total votes
94%
a. RDH
3%
b. DDS/DMD
2%
c. Student
1%
d. Team Member
If you are an RDH, how many years of experience do you have?
473 total votes
25%
a. One to five years
12%
b. Six to10 years
12%
c. 11-15 years
12%
d. 16-20 years
20%
e. 21-30 years
20%
f. More than 30 years

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