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KNOWLEDGE, ATTITUDE AND PRACTICES OF TONGUE CLEANING AMONG PATIENTS ATTENDING THE UNIVERSITY OF NAIROBI DENTAL HOSPITAL

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Tongue cleaning is part of oral hygiene practice that uses a tongue cleaner, also called a
tongue scraper or tongue brush, a device designed to clean the bacterial build-up, food
debris, fungi, and dead cells from the surface of the tongue. Tongue cleaning is used to
alleviate halitosis (bad breath) and in addition enhance taste sensation. Products such as
tongue cleaners/scrapers, toothbrushes and mouthwashes, mints and chewing gums have
been used to clean the tongue.
The aim of the study will be to determine the knowledge, attitude and practices of tongue
cleaning among patients attending University of Nairobi Dental Hospital. A descriptive
cross-sectional study will be conducted among patients attending University of Nairobi
Dental Hospital.
A self-administered questionnaire will be used to collect information on the practice of
tongue cleaning. Data collected will be analyzed using Statistical Package for Social
Sciences version 13 and descriptive statistics reported. The findings from this study may be
used by stakeholders in the oral health care to design programs, which increase uptake of
tongue cleaning as part of good oral hygiene practice.

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