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Research Article

Oral Hygiene Practices among Saudi Arabian Children and Its Relation to Their Dental Caries Status

Table 3

Mean plaque score and differences in scores by oral hygiene habits.

Oral hygiene habits (%)Mean plaque score (SD)Difference (95% CI)

Miswak156 (31.2)0.87 (0.5)−0.09 (−0.17, −0.01)0.04
Flossing51 (10.1)0.64 (0.4)−0.02 (−0.10, 0.05)0.06
Brushing
 Irregular135 (27)0.75 (0.6)0.000.02
 Once158 (31.5)0.64 (0.6)−0.10 (−0.16, −0.04)
 Twice or more208 (41.5)0.62 (0.5)−0.11 (−0.18, −0.04)

Significant relation between the mean plaque score and oral hygiene habit.

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