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Evaluation of oral hygiene, gingival health and dental knowledge among 4-12 years old children attending the dental hospital

Journal of Baghdad College of Dentistry

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Title Evaluation of oral hygiene, gingival health and dental knowledge among 4-12 years old children attending the dental hospital
 
Creator Chaloob , Eman K
 
Description Background: The main objective of all Dental Health Program is to prevent and control dental disease, Therefore this study was conducted to evaluate the Oral Hygiene and Dental Health Knowledge of children that frequently attended Pedodontic and Preventive Department in the College of Dentistry, University of Baghdad.
Materials and methods: A sample of 102 children participated in this study was examined using plaque, gingival and calculus indices for three times interval. Information about age and gender were collected and five questions fabricated by specialist dealing with brushing technique, frequency of brushing, type of tooth paste and which type of food or snacks that cause dental caries.
Results: Major reduction in the PlI, GI, CalI has been found, the dental health knowledge and behaviors of children could be changed positively.
Conclusion: Periodic dental visit, with motivation, instruction and continuous removal of plaque could successfully improve gingival condition.
 
Publisher College of dentistry/ University of baghdad
 
Date 2013-12-29
 
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion
Peer-reviewed Article
 
Format application/pdf
 
Identifier http://jbcd.uobaghdad.edu.iq/index.php/jbcd/article/view/114
 
Source Journal of Baghdad College of Dentistry; Vol 21 No 1 (2009); 57-59
2311-5270
1680-0087
 
Language eng
 
Relation http://jbcd.uobaghdad.edu.iq/index.php/jbcd/article/view/114/pdf_8
 
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