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HEALTHCARE RESEARCH

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Abstract

ASSESSMENT OF AWARENESS AND KNOWLEDGE OF OIL PULLING AMONG RURAL POPULATION OF UTTAR PRADESH

*Praveen Singh, Aaryan Raj Srivastava, Kriti Garg and Vishal Mehrotra

ABSTRACT

Background: Oil pulling is a traditional remedy for maintaining good oral hygiene that dates back to ancient India. Many people are drawn to this treatment because it is an ancient ayurvedic therapy with very few if any, side effects. Oil pulling, in addition to providing many oral health benefits, also aids in the maintenance of good health. Aim: The aim is to assess the awareness and knowledge about oil pulling among rural population. Materials and Methods: This survey on oil pulling was administered through a questionnaire given to 150 rural participants through pen and paper method. The questionnaire consisted of questions about their patterns of oil pulling, its benefits, and also its impact on oral hygiene. The results were tabulated and statistically analyzed. Result: In the present study total sample was of 150 rural participants, 23.3% participants were aware about oil pulling and basic source of knowledge was internet 64.6%. About 40.6% of the participants started oil pulling as they wanted to give it a try. Almost 51.3% of people will prefer coconut oil and 27.3% participants stated that oil pulling can reduce the risk of dental caries while 50% were not sure about the effect of it on oral cavity. Conclusion: This study revealed that rural people did not know about oil pulling. All participants must become aware of oil pulling as an adjunctive treatment to oral hygiene.

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