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Oral Hygiene MeSH Descriptor Data 2023


MeSH Heading
Oral Hygiene
Tree Number(s)
E02.547.600
E06.761.726
Unique ID
D009910
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D009910
Annotation
differentiate from ORAL HEALTH; oral hyg is care toward maintaining good oral health performed by the person himself or a caregiver in the case of invalid or disabled persons; differentiate also from DENTAL CARE, care by professionals; for oral hyg using dental floss, water picks, etc. use DENTAL DEVICES, HOME CARE or TOOTHBRUSHING
Scope Note
The practice of personal hygiene of the mouth. It includes the maintenance of oral cleanliness, tissue tone, and general preservation of oral health.
Entry Term(s)
Dental Hygiene
Hygiene, Dental
Previous Indexing
Oral Health (1966-1972)
See Also
Dental Devices, Home Care
Toothbrushing
Public MeSH Note
73; DENTAL HYGIENE was heading 1963-64, was see DENTAL PROPHYLAXIS 1991
Online Note
use DENTAL PROPHYLAXIS to search DENTAL HYGIENE 1991
History Note
73; DENTAL HYGIENE was heading 1963-64, was see DENTAL PROPHYLAXIS 1991
Date Established
1973/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/01/01
Revision Date
1992/12/28
Oral Hygiene Preferred
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