Print Email Facebook Twitter Trends in periodontal status and oral hygiene habits in Dutch adults between 1983 and 1995 Title Trends in periodontal status and oral hygiene habits in Dutch adults between 1983 and 1995 Author Kalsbeek, H. Truin, G.J. Poorterman, J.H.G. van Rossum, G.M.J.M. van Rijkom, H.M. Verrips, G.H.W. Publication year 2000 Abstract In 1995, a dental survey, similar to one carried out in 1983, was performed among persons aged 25-54 in the city of 's-Hertogenbosch, the Netherlands. Objective: To describe trends in adults periodontal health between 1983 and 1995. Methods: The participants were interviewed at home and clinically examined in a dental van. Results: Average scores for plaque, calculus, bleeding after probing and number of buccal root surfaces exposed to the oral cavity were lower in 1995 than in 1983. There was no significant change in the percentage of teeth with pocket depth of 3.5 mm or more between 1983 and 1995. No difference was found between frequency of toothbrushing in 1983 and 1995. Conclusion: The results suggest that the periodontal health of Dutch adults aged 25-54 years has improved since 1983. Subject HealthAdultsEpidemiologyOral hygiene habitsPeriodontal statusSecular trendsGingiva diseaseMouth hygienePeriodonticsPeriodontitisReproducibilityTooth calculusTooth plaqueUtilization reviewChi-Square DistributionDental CalculusDental PlaqueGingival RecessionHumansMiddle AgedNetherlandsObserver VariationOral HygienePeriodontal DiseasesPeriodontal IndexPeriodontal PocketPrevalenceReproducibility of Results To reference this document use: http://resolver.tudelft.nl/uuid:cdc868eb-71df-46bf-aa50-1c4be277a8f5 TNO identifier 235834 ISSN 0301-5661 Source Community Dentistry and Oral Epidemiology, 28 (2), 112-118 Document type article Files To receive the publication files, please send an e-mail request to TNO Library.