Attitude and Awareness Toward Dental Bleaching among selective samples in Benghazi-Libya
Keywords:Bleaching, whitening, dentist, hydrogen peroxide
Background and Aim: Bleaching is the lightening of tooth color by a chemical material. Bleaching nowadays is based on the use of hydrogen peroxide in various concentrations. This study is addressed the Perceptions and Prevalence regarding tooth bleaching among selective samples of patients in Benghazi-Libya. Methods: This is a prospective cross-sectional questionnaire-based online Survey. Distributed randomly among selected individuals in Libyan international medical university and social media (Snapchat and Twitter) via the link in Google Sheets. The questionnaire was formulated based on similar studies. A test re-test pilot study was carried out to assess the validity and consistency of the questionnaire. Divided into four parts according to risk factors: Socio-demographic
data (gender, age, nationality, marital status, educational status, cigarette smoke, pipe tobacco user, and occupational status). Results: statistical analysis showed differences among the gender whether they are visiting the dental (p=0.222). A significant difference was observed in dissimilitude among the knowledge regarding bleaching (p=0.032), and there was a significant difference among the
complications following tooth bleaching, (P=0.107). Conclusion: all the precipitants are heard about tooth bleaching via their dentists, and prefer to use home bleaching. Respondents who frequently visit dentists had higher levels of knowledge of tooth bleaching
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