Investigational study on Oral Health Behavior and Awareness of visitor oral prophylaxis practice units
Gye-Won Jang, Eun-Ju Seo, Yong-Ju Kang
Dept. of Dental Hygiene, Jin Ju Health College
Keywords : Oral Health Behavior, Oral Health Awareness
The purpose of this study to provide base data of various dental hygiene management systems are necessary to improve the oral health of visitor oral prophylaxis practice units, investigating and analyzing the oral health behavior and awareness of 130 scaling patients who visited the oral prophylaxis practice units of J Health College from April to May of the year 2007.
The following conclusions were obtained
1.50% of them had more than 2 times of toothbrushing a day, and 45.5% had more than 3 times of toothbrushing a day.
2.Toothbrushing was done after having a breakfast in 75.4% and 71.5% brushed their teeth after having a dinner. As the time to brush teeth, 45.4% of the subjects spentless than 3 minutes and 39.2% of them spent less than 2 minutes, and 48.5% of them bushed their teeth in up and down directionsand 43.8% used mixed approaches.
3.The usage period of a toothbrush lasted about 3 month in 33.1% and 26.2% used a toothbrush about 2 month, and 20% of the subjects had the experience of using dental floss or interdental brush.
4.61.5% of the subjects had the experience of having scaling treatment. The frequency of scaling was found to be 38.5%.
5.As the cause of having caries of the teeth, 73.8% responded it as unfaithfully brushing and 50% the subjects considered smoking is very harmful to dental health.
6.The most important behavior for dental health was found to be not eating sugars that were pointed out by 75.4% of subjects.
Based upon the above listed study results, various dental hygiene management systems are necessary to improve the oral health of patients who visit oral prophylaxis practice units, especially, the correct toothbrushing and periodic oral examination with preventive scaling were thought to be necessary.