Association between Regular Interdental Cleaning and Periodontal Condition among Pregnant Women

임부의 정기적인 인접면 세균막 관리와 치주건강상태간의 연관성

  • 하정은 (백석대학교 보건학부 치위생학과) ;
  • 김현정 (백석대학교 보건학부 간호학과)
  • Received : 2017.05.18
  • Accepted : 2017.06.09
  • Published : 2017.08.28


The aim of this cross-sectional study was to investigate the relationship between regular interdental cleaning and periodontal condition. A total of 319 pregnant women were recruited at 21 to 24 weeks of gestation. Information on demographics, health status and health behaviors including regulary use of interdental cleaning aids, that can influence periodontal condition was collected. Full mouth periodontal probing was performed. Periodontitis was defined as CAL of 4.0 mm or greater on 2 or more sites not on the same tooth. Gingivitis was defined as 15 percent and more sites showed bleeding on probing. Gingival crevice fluid sample was collected for bacterial analysis. We studied a total of 319 subjects, comprised of 116 subjects who use interdental cleaning device regularly and 203 subjects who didn't. Subjects who do not use interdental cleaning regularly had 2.3 times higher risk of gingivitis and 2.7 times of periodontitis, 2.3 times more amount of P. gingivalis. There was a significant relationship between regular interdental cleaning and periodontal condition in Korea.


Dental Floss;Interdental Cleaning;Periodontal Pathogens;Periodontitis


Supported by : 백석대학교


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