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Effectiveness of oral hygiene after supervised tooth-brushing education in six-year-old children at a primary school in Vietnam
Jönköping University, School of Health and Welfare, HHJ, Dep. of Natural Science and Biomedicine. Jönköping University, School of Health and Welfare, HHJ. ADULT. Jönköping University, School of Health and Welfare, HHJ. Oral health.
Hanoi Medical University, Vietnam.
Hanoi Medical University, Vietnam.
Institute of Health and Care Sciences, Sahlgrenska Academy at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden.
2012 (English)In: Journal of Behavioral Health, ISSN 2146-8346, Vol. 1, no 4, 279-285 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

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.

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2012. Vol. 1, no 4, 279-285 p.
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-19767DOI: 10.5455/jbh.20120803115047Local ID: HHJADULTIS, HHJÖvrigtISOAI: oai:DiVA.org:hj-19767DiVA: diva2:564781
Available from: 2012-11-08 Created: 2012-11-04 Last updated: 2015-11-30Bibliographically approved

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