Protocol - Oral Hygiene - Personal Care
These interview-administered questions were administered during a participant visit that included a complete dental examination. They address an individuals dental hygiene, including the frequency of brushing and flossing.
1. How often do you brush your teeth?
0[ ]Do not
5[ ]Not applicable (Full Dentures, Upper and Lower—FDUL)
6[ ]1 or 2/day
9[ ]Unknown (missing)
2. Do you use dental floss?
4[ ]Not applicable (Full Dentures, Upper and Lower—FDUL)
9[ ]Unknown (missing)
Personnel and Training Required
The interviewer must be trained to conduct personal interviews with individuals from the general population. The interviewer must be trained and found to be competent (i.e., tested by an expert) at the completion of personal interviews.* The interviewer should be trained to prompt respondents further if a "dont know" response is provided.
*There are multiple modes to administer this question (e.g., paper-and-pencil and computer-assisted interviews).
|Specialized requirements for biospecimen collection||No|
|Average time of greater than 15 minutes in an unaffected individual||No|
Mode of Administration
Participants ≥12 years of age.
The questions from a national survey provide useful information on a persons oral hygiene practices.
|Logical Observation Identifiers Names and Codes (LOINC)||Oral hygiene proto||62594-7||LOINC|
|caDSR Form||PhenX PX080901 - Oral Hygiene Personal Care||5965068||caDSR Form|
Process and Review
Protocol Name from Source
Baltimore Longitudinal Study on Aging (BLSA), Dental Examination
SourceNational Institute on Aging (NIA), Baltimore Longitudinal Study on Aging (BLSA). Dental Examination. Questions 7 (question 1) and 8 (question 2).
|Variable Name||Variable ID||Variable Description||dbGaP Mapping|
|PX080901010000||How often do you brush your teeth?||N/A|
|PX080901020000||Do you use dental floss?||Variable Mapping|
Oral Hygiene - Personal Care
December 30, 2009
A measure to assess the frequency of brushing and flossing one's teeth.
Oral hygiene is an indicator of a person's self-care practices and can be predictive of a person's oral health status.
oral hygiene - personal care, Oral health, Oral hygiene, Tooth brushing, Dental flossing, Baltimore Longitudinal Study on Aging
|Protocol ID||Protocol Name|
|80901||Oral Hygiene - Personal Care|
Willis, J. R., et al. (2018) Citizen science charts two major "stomatotypes" in the oral microbiome of adolescents and reveals links with habits and drinking water composition. Microbiome. 2018 December; 6: Article Number: 218. doi: 10.1186/s40168-018-0592-3