Townie® Poll

Oral Hygiene

Poll conducted from 5/24/2007 To 6/21/2007

Do you floss daily?
449 total votes
66%
a. Yes
34%
b. No
What type of floss does your office recommend?
387 total votes
12%
a. Unwaxed
50%
b. Waxed
38%
c. New fiber flosses
How many of your patients floss daily?
387 total votes
14%
a. 0 – 9%
24%
b. 10-19%
36%
c. 20-39%
19%
d. 40-59%
5%
e. 60-79%
1%
f. 80-100%
Have you tried colored floss?
388 total votes
7%
a. Black
11%
b. Red- cinnamon
34%
c. Green- mint
23%
d. All of the above
25%
e. None of the above
Do you tell patients to get a squeak when they floss?
389 total votes
24%
a. Yes
56%
b. No
21%
c. Never heard anything about a squeak
Do you give patients floss samples?
389 total votes
25%
a. Sometimes
72%
b. Always
3%
c. Never
Do you dispense toothbrushes?
389 total votes
94%
a. Yes
6%
b. No
How do the majority of your patients brush?
388 total votes
53%
a. 45 degree angle/Bass Technique
24%
b. Scrub Technique
23%
c. Circular Technique
What is the most frequent problem area for plaque removal?
383 total votes
33%
a. Gingival margins
17%
b. Lingual anterior surface
21%
c. All lingual surfaces
16%
d. Distal of the last molar
12%
e. Mandibular right lingual
Do you use disclosing tablets or liquid to help identify plaque?
384 total votes
54%
a. Sometimes
4%
b. Always
42%
c. Never
Do you recommend power toothbrushes?
384 total votes
13%
a. Yes, only for adults
84%
b. Yes, both adults and children
3%
c. No
Do you teach dry toothbrushing followed by toothpaste?
386 total votes
42%
a. Yes
45%
b. No
13%
c. Unaware of that approach
Do you dispense toothpaste in the office?
388 total votes
57%
a. Sometimes
40%
b. Always
3%
c. Never
Which toothpaste do you use personally?
385 total votes
26%
a. Free samples from dental meeting or mailings
11%
b. Whatever is available in the office
62%
c. I have a particular toothpaste I prefer and am willing to purchase

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