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P-ISSN: 2394-7489, E-ISSN: 2394-7497
ICV 2019: 92.11

2024, Vol. 10 Issue 2, Part D

Assessment of mother’s knowledge and attitude about their child’s oral health: A questionnaire based study

AUTHOR(S): Dr. Anushka Gayan, Dr. Bornisha Bezborah, Dr. Seema Chaudhary and Dr. Naveen Manuja
ABSTRACT:
The understanding, convictions, and perspectives about oral health that parents hold directly impact how their children maintain oral hygiene, their dietary choices, and their overall oral health practices.
Aim: The aim of this study is to assess the mother’s knowledge and attitudes regarding their child’s oral health practice and related factors.
Materials and Method: The study will encompass a cohort of 200 mothers. A questionnaire was be formulated to assess the knowledge and attitude of mothers concerning the oral health of their children (1–7 years). The provided questionnaire for the survey was completed by the mothers. The collected data were analyzed statistically and subjected to comparative evaluation.
Result: A total of 200 parents participated in the study. About only 77.5% of the parents brushes their child’s teeth as soon as the teeth erupt, while 54% and 60.5% of the parents were found to have good attitude and practices regarding the significance of primary dentition, respectively.
Conclusion: Majority agreed that primary teeth were important. Education significantly influences the care of children's teeth, therefore parental awareness through oral health promotion should be integrated into all interactions with parents at healthcare facilities.
Pages: 279-282  |  178 Views  99 Downloads


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How to cite this article:
Dr. Anushka Gayan, Dr. Bornisha Bezborah, Dr. Seema Chaudhary, Dr. Naveen Manuja. Assessment of mother’s knowledge and attitude about their child’s oral health: A questionnaire based study. Int J Appl Dent Sci 2024;10(2):279-282. DOI: https://doi.org/10.22271/oral.2024.v10.i2d.1953
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