Effectiveness of oral hygiene after supervised tooth-brushing education in six-year-old children at a primary school in Vietnam
2012 (English)In: Journal of Behavioral Health, ISSN 2146-8346, Vol. 1, no 4, 279-285 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Background: The prevalence of dental caries is very high among Vietnamese children why methods and techniques for good oral hygiene behaviours therefore is very important in caries prevention.
Aim: To assess oral hygiene before and after supervised tooth-brushing education in six-yearold children.
Design: A pilot study with a pre-post-test design was used. Forty children, six years of age, at a primary school in Hanoi, participated in the study. The modified Bass tooth-brushing method were taught. Oral hygiene, i.e. dental plaque, was assessed on each tooth surface before the tooth-brushing education and after one week.
Results: There was a distinct and significant improvement in tooth-brushing skills among sixyear- old children of both genders after the tooth-brushing education. The rate of dental plaque was reduced by 40% after the education. An improvement in cleaning could be seen on all four tooth surfaces (buccal, lingual, mesial and distal).
Conclusion: School-based education in tooth-brushing technique are very effective for improving oral hygiene among six year olds.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2012. Vol. 1, no 4, 279-285 p.
Medical and Health Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-19767DOI: 10.5455/jbh.20120803115047Local ID: HHJADULTIS, HHJÖvrigtISOAI: oai:DiVA.org:hj-19767DiVA: diva2:564781