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Supervision methods in tooth brushing by mothers on their children in relation to the caries rate among the mothers and their children

Mohd Kenali, Norzaiti and Maw, Tin and Mohd Yusof, N. A. and Nor Shakiman, N. B. (2019) Supervision methods in tooth brushing by mothers on their children in relation to the caries rate among the mothers and their children. In: Conference on BioMedical and Advanced Materials (Bio-CAM 2017), 28th-29th November 2017, Pulau Langkawi, Kedah.

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Abstract

Children aged 6 and below need supervision by their parents during tooth brushing. 40 children aged 4 and 5 together with their mothers were selected from IIUM Educare, Kuantan. They were assessed clinically for their caries status by using DMFT/dmft index. 57.5% of the mothers supervised their children during tooth brushing. Methods of supervision include; assisting the child during tooth brushing (22.5%), the mothers brush for the children once daily (22.5%) and the mothers brush for the children twice daily (12.5%). Interestingly, majority of the children who were caries free and have high caries rate did not receive any supervision. There was no significant relationship between methods of supervision and the caries status of the children (p value=0.905) and no correlation between caries status of the mothers and their children (r = 0.267, p value=0.096). This study concluded that supervision during child tooth brushing alone does not affect the caries status of the children.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Plenary Papers)
Additional Information: 6469/78155
Uncontrolled Keywords: Caries, pre-school children, caries status, supervision, tooth brushing
Subjects: R Medicine > RK Dentistry
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Dentistry
Kulliyyah of Dentistry > Paediatric Dentistry, Orthodontics & Dental Public Health
Depositing User: Dr Norzaiti Mohd Kenali
Date Deposited: 21 Jan 2020 10:22
Last Modified: 21 Jan 2020 10:26
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/78155

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