Townie® Poll

Oral Hygiene

Poll conducted from 10/1/2006 To 10/31/2006

Do you floss daily?
246 total votes
69%
a. Yes
31%
b. No
What type of floss does your office recommend?
205 total votes
13%
a. Unwaxed
49%
b. Waxed
38%
c. New fiber flosses
How many of your patients floss daily?
210 total votes
12%
a. 0 – 9%
31%
b. 10 - 19%
34%
c. 20 - 39%
18%
d. 40 - 59%
2%
e. 60 - 79%
1%
e. 80 - 100%
Have you tried colored floss?
212 total votes
4%
a. Black
16%
b. Red- cinnamon
29%
c. Green- mint
25%
d. All of the above
26%
e. None of the above
Do you tell patients to get a squeak when they floss?
212 total votes
23%
a. Yes
55%
b. No
23%
c. Never heard anything about a squeak
Do you give patients floss samples?
212 total votes
25%
a. Sometimes
72%
b. Always
3%
c. Never
Do you dispense toothbrushes?
210 total votes
97%
a. Yes
3%
b. No
How do the majority of your patients brush?
210 total votes
49%
a. 45 degree angle/Bass Technique
27%
b. Scrub Technique
24%
c. Circular Technique
What is the most frequent problem area for plaque removal?
210 total votes
26%
a. Gingival margins
17%
b. Lingual anterior surface
26%
c. All lingual surfaces
19%
d. Distal of the last molar
12%
e. Mandibular right lingual
Do you use disclosing tablets or liquid to help identify plaque?
212 total votes
49%
a. Sometimes
7%
b. Always
45%
c. Never
Do you recommend power toothbrushes?
213 total votes
13%
a. Yes, only for adults
85%
b. Yes, both adults and children
2%
c. No
Do you teach dry toothbrushing followed by toothpaste?
212 total votes
41%
a. Yes
44%
b. No
15%
c. Unaware of that approach
Do you dispense toothpaste in the office?
210 total votes
53%
a. Sometimes
43%
b. Always
4%
c. Never
Which toothpaste do you use personally?
213 total votes
34%
a. Free samples from dental meeting or mailings
12%
b. Whatever is available in the office
54%
c. I have a particular toothpaste I prefer and am willing to purchase

Sponsors

Site Help

Sally Gross, Member Services
Phone: +1-480-445-9710
Email: sally@farranmedia.com

Follow Hygienetown

Mobile App

WITH HYGEINETOWN . . . NO HYGIENIST WILL EVER HAVE TO PRACTICE SOLO AGAIN

WWW.HYGIENETOWN.COM - WHERE THE HYGIENE COMMUNITY LIVES

9633 S. 48th Street Suite 200 • Phoenix, AZ 85044 · Phone: +1-480-598-0001 · Fax: +1-480-598-3450
©1999-2019 Hygienetown, L.L.C., a division of Farran Media, L.L.C. · All Rights Reserved