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Journal:   IRANIAN JOURNAL OF PUBLIC HEALTH   2009 , Volume 38 , Number 4; Page(s) 125 To 131.
 
Paper: 

ORAL HEALTH CARE BEHAVIOR IN A GROUP OF TURKISH CHILDREN

 
 
Author(s):  BEKIROGLOU N.*, TANBOGA I., ALTINOK B., KARGUL B.
 
* DEPT. OF BIOSTATISTICS, MEDICAL SCHOOL, MARMARA UNIVERSITY, TURKEY
 
Abstract: 

Background: The purpose of this study was to evaluate oral health attitude and behavior of a group of Turkish children aged between 6-12 years.
Methods: A sample of 139 children attending Marmara University Dentistry School (MUDS) Department of Pediatrics Dentistry between December 2002 to April 2003 was selected.
Results: The mean age for girls was 8.82 yr (SD=2.06) and for boys was 8.87 yr (SD= 2.04). The reported age of starting tooth brushing was 4.5. 11.5 % of children declared that they changed their brush once a year, 38.8 % twice a year and 25.9% three times a year. 52.5% of children declared that they learned the principles of tooth brushing and the use of dental care products from the MUSD Department of Pediatrics Dentistry dentists during their visits and 78% of those children have applied what they learned from them.
Conclusion: It is found necessary to educate mothers of tooth brushing; since the children mostly receive their first training from their mothers. Besides, schools and kindergartens should provide oral hygiene instruction to parents and children.

 
Keyword(s): ORAL HEALTH BEHAVIOR, TURKISH SCHOOL CHILDREN, TOOTH BRUSHING HABITS
 
 
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APA: Copy

BEKIROGLOU, N., & TANBOGA, I., & ALTINOK, B., & KARGUL, B. (2009). ORAL HEALTH CARE BEHAVIOR IN A GROUP OF TURKISH CHILDREN. IRANIAN JOURNAL OF PUBLIC HEALTH, 38(4), 125-131. https://www.sid.ir/en/journal/ViewPaper.aspx?id=167495



Vancouver: Copy

BEKIROGLOU N., TANBOGA I., ALTINOK B., KARGUL B.. ORAL HEALTH CARE BEHAVIOR IN A GROUP OF TURKISH CHILDREN. IRANIAN JOURNAL OF PUBLIC HEALTH. 2009 [cited 2021October18];38(4):125-131. Available from: https://www.sid.ir/en/journal/ViewPaper.aspx?id=167495



IEEE: Copy

BEKIROGLOU, N., TANBOGA, I., ALTINOK, B., KARGUL, B., 2009. ORAL HEALTH CARE BEHAVIOR IN A GROUP OF TURKISH CHILDREN. IRANIAN JOURNAL OF PUBLIC HEALTH, [online] 38(4), pp.125-131. Available: https://www.sid.ir/en/journal/ViewPaper.aspx?id=167495.



 
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