Psychosocial impact of anterior dental esthetics on periodontal health, dental caries, and oral hygiene practices in young adults

Deborah Solomon, Ralph V. Katz, Anneke C. Bush, Victoria K. Farley, Trevor J. McGerr, Hoon Min, Anthony M. Carbonella, Joseph D. Kayne

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Abstract

This study sought to determine whether the self-perceived image of a young adult's anterior dental esthetics is linked with periodontal health, dental caries, and oral hygiene practices. Two hundred subjects were assessed via a clinical examination, including intraoral photographs. The subjects were questioned about their demographics and oral hygiene practices and given the Psychosocial Impact of Dental Aesthetics Questionnaire (PIDAQ) to measure their self-perceived variables related to dental esthetics. A high PIDAQ score indicates a negative image of one's own dental esthetics, while a low PIDAQ score indicates a positive outlook. A self-perceived negative psychosocial impact of anterior dental esthetics was detected in subjects with higher levels of dental caries and visible gingival inflammation in the anterior region of the mouth.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)44-50
Number of pages7
JournalGeneral dentistry
Volume64
Issue number2
StatePublished - Mar 1 2016

Keywords

  • Dental esthetics
  • Oral health
  • Psychosocial
  • Young adults

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dentistry(all)

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Psychosocial impact of anterior dental esthetics on periodontal health, dental caries, and oral hygiene practices in young adults'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

  • Cite this

    Solomon, D., Katz, R. V., Bush, A. C., Farley, V. K., McGerr, T. J., Min, H., Carbonella, A. M., & Kayne, J. D. (2016). Psychosocial impact of anterior dental esthetics on periodontal health, dental caries, and oral hygiene practices in young adults. General dentistry, 64(2), 44-50.