Accession Number:

AD0716765

Title:

The Effects of Fleet Ballistic Missile Submarine Patrols on Oral Health

Descriptive Note:

Interim rept.

Corporate Author:

NAVAL SUBMARINE MEDICAL RESEARCH LAB GROTON CT

Report Date:

1970-08-26

Pagination or Media Count:

12.0

Abstract:

Maintenance of optimum oral health for Fleet Ballistic Missile submarine personnel is a continuing effort. Information is required concerning oral health status and patrol effects on this status. Ninety-one crew members of the USS JOHN MARSHALL SSBN 611 Gold were evaluated predeployment, during the first week of patrol, and during the seventh week of patrol for gingivitis gum diseases and personal oral hygiene habits. No detrimental patrol effects were observed. A close relationship was noted between gingival gum health and good hygiene practices. It is concluded that efforts to improve hygiene practices of submariners should be continued and strengthened.

Subject Categories:

  • Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE