Periodontal treatment needs among Saudi Arabian adults and their relationship to the use of the Miswak.

@article{AlKhateeb1991PeriodontalTN,
  title={Periodontal treatment needs among Saudi Arabian adults and their relationship to the use of the Miswak.},
  author={Tarek L. Al-Khateeb and Denis Martin O'Mullane and Helen P Whelton and Mansour I. Sulaiman},
  journal={Community dental health},
  year={1991},
  volume={8 4},
  pages={323-8}
}
The main aims of this study were, first, to estimate the need for periodontal care among adult residents of Saudi Arabia using the community periodontal index of treatment need (CPITN) and, second, to quantify the relationship between the frequency of using the 'Miswak' and the need for periodontal care. The Miswak is a stick made from the roots of the Arak tree (Salvadora persica) and is used for oral hygiene purposes by many cultures. A total sample of 480 adults aged 35 to 44 years and 65… CONTINUE READING

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