Townie® Poll

Oral Irrigation

Poll conducted from 1/15/2010 To 2/18/2010

Have you tried oral irrigation yourself?
363 total votes
71%
a. Yes
29%
b. No
Do you use daily oral irrigation yourself?
311 total votes
21%
a. Yes
79%
b. No
Do you recommend daily oral irrigation to your patients?
310 total votes
34%
a. Yes
10%
b. No
56%
c. Sometimes
Do you recommend a specific irrigator brand or tip?
309 total votes
49%
a. Yes
36%
b. No
16%
c. Sometimes
Do you recommend daily oral irrigation as an alternative when patients can't or won't floss daily?
310 total votes
53%
a. Yes
17%
b. No
30%
c. Sometimes
Do you recommend daily oral irrigation for those with dental implants?
308 total votes
39%
a. Yes
27%
b. No
34%
c. Sometimes
Do you recommend daily oral irrigation for those with fixed orthodontic appliances?
309 total votes
68%
a. Yes
11%
b. No
21%
c. Sometimes
Do you recommend daily oral irrigation with a solution other than water?
312 total votes
32%
a. Yes
30%
b. No
38%
c. Sometimes
Are you aware of published research that shows the clinical and immunological benefits of daily oral irrigation?
309 total votes
67%
a. Yes
33%
b. No
Have you seen reductions in bleeding and gingivitis in patients using daily oral irrigation?
301 total votes
89%
a. Yes
11%
b. No
Have you seen reductions in pocket depth in patients using daily oral irrigation?
304 total votes
73%
a. Yes
27%
b. No
What is your profession?
311 total votes
97%
a. RDH
1%
b. DDS/DMD
1%
c. Student
0%
d. Team Member
If you are an RDH, how many years of experience do you have?
304 total votes
17%
a. One to five years
9%
b. Six to 10 years
10%
c. 11-15 years
8%
d. 16-20 years
28%
e. 21-30 years
28%
f. More than 30 years
How often do you work?
303 total votes
59%
a. Full-time
40%
b. Part-time
1%
c. Retired

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