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Table 5 Reasons for tooth cleaning among the participants

From: Gingival health and oral hygiene practices of schoolchildren in the North West Region of Cameroon

Reasons Frequency (no.) Percent (%)
To keep my teeth clean 1704 74.5
To prevent mouth odour 722 31.6
To make my teeth strong 301 13.2
To prevent dental diseases 117 5.1
To avoid pain 71 3.1
To prevent tooth discolouration 32 1.4
  1. More than one reason for teeth cleaning by participants