Townie® Poll

Oral Irrigation

Poll conducted from 12/20/2006 To 1/20/2007

Do you use daily oral irrigation yourself?
257 total votes
15%
a. Yes
85%
b. No
My preference is:
198 total votes
20%
a. A countertop oral irritator
5%
b. A handheld, fully contained oral irrigator
5%
c. A shower attached oral irrigator
1%
d. A sink attached oral irrigator
69%
e. I don’t use oral irrigation
Do you recommend daily oral irrigation to your patients?
202 total votes
31%
a. Yes
15%
b. No
53%
c. Sometimes
Do you recommend a specific irrigator brand or tip?
202 total votes
40%
a. Yes
37%
b. No
23%
c. Sometimes
Do you recommend daily oral irrigation as an alternative when patients cannot or will not floss daily?
201 total votes
51%
a. Yes
14%
b. No
35%
c. Sometimes
Do you recommend daily oral irrigation for those with dental implants?
200 total votes
38%
a. Yes
22%
b. No
41%
c. Sometimes
Do you recommend daily oral irrigation for those with fixed orthodontic appliances?
202 total votes
54%
a. Yes
10%
b. No
35%
c. Sometimes
Do you recommend daily oral irrigation for those with gingivitis?
200 total votes
33%
a. Yes
24%
b. No
44%
c. Sometimes
Do you recommend daily oral irrigation for those with periodontitis?
194 total votes
40%
a. Yes
18%
b. No
42%
c. Sometimes
Do you recommend daily oral irrigation with a solution other than water?
199 total votes
39%
a. Yes
22%
b. No
40%
c. Sometimes
Are you aware of published research that shows the clinical and immunological benefits of daily oral irrigation?
195 total votes
59%
a. Yes
41%
b. No
Have you seen reductions in bleeding and gingivitis in patients using daily oral irrigation?
193 total votes
75%
a. Yes
25%
b. No
Have you seen reductions in pocket depth in patients using daily oral irrigation?
195 total votes
57%
a. Yes
43%
b. No
What product do you recommend most often to your patients for daily oral irrigation?
179 total votes
6%
a. Braun Oral-B
2%
j. Via-Jet from Oratec
5%
k. Other
0%
b. Conair
74%
c. WaterPik
7%
d. Hydro Floss
1%
e. H2Oral Irrigator
2%
f. Oxycare from Oxyfresh
0%
g. Panasonic
3%
h. ShowerFloss
1%
i. ShowerPik/QuickPik from Oral Breeze
Do you use in-office oral irrigation?
200 total votes
41%
a. Yes
25%
b. No
35%
c. Sometimes
If yes, when do you provide in-office oral irrigation?
161 total votes
46%
a. Through the power scaler
47%
b. By syringe with a blunt needle
7%
c. Other
If you use in-office oral irrigation, what antimicrobial do you prefer?
161 total votes
78%
a. Chlorhexidine
3%
b. Iodine
7%
c. Listerine
12%
d. Other
What is your profession?
201 total votes
97%
a. RDH
2%
b. DDS/DMD
1%
c. Student
0%
d. Team Member
If you are an RDH, how many years of experience do you have?
198 total votes
19%
a. 1-5 years
17%
b. 6-10 years
14%
c. 11-15 years
7%
d. 16-20 years
28%
e. 21-30 years
15%
f. More than 30 years

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