A Survey Based Study on Effectiveness of Oil Pulling and Mouthwash
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Aim: The aim of the study is to compare the effectiveness between oil pulling (Gingelly oil) and mouthwash.
Objective: To create awareness and to compare the effectiveness between oil pulling and mouthwash.
Materials and Methods: The questionnaire- based study was carried out online through a survey monkey app. Individuality was ensured when the subjects filled up the survey. 100 students took part in the survey. A total of 10 questions were asked based on the responses from the subjects, statistical analysis was performed and the results were tabulated systematically.
Result: The studyshows that the effectiveness of cleaning the mouth is almost equal between oil pulling and mouthwash with a result 51% for mouth wash and 49% for oil pulling. And for the question which is safer among oil pulling and mouthwash the result shows that oil pulling(61%) is safer than that of mouthwash(39%). But nowadays the usage of oil pulling is comparatively less than mouthwash. But still some people are following traditional methods.
Conclusion: This survey was done to access the knowledge and awareness on the effect of oil pulling and mouthwash.
- oil pulling
- statistical analysis
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