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The effect of the oral health behaviors on the periodontal status in teenagers

정재화 1 Keon-Yeop Kim 1 Jeong Seong Hwa 2 김기수 3 Yu-Mi Lee 1

1경북대학교
2대구한의대학교
3경북대학교 의학전문대학원

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ABSTRACT

Objectives : This study aims to improve health and the quality of life of teenagers by identifyingan association between the periodontal status and oral health behaviors of Korean teenagers using2010 Korean National Oral Health Survey data. Methods : Subjects were teenagers aged from 12 to 15 in Korean National Oral Health Survey(KNOHS). The questionnaire consisted of periodontal status, general characteristics, periodontalrelated factors, and oral health related behaviors. Results : Gingival bleeding was found in 56.9% of teenagers because unhealthy periodontalstatus and tartars were found. Those who were 15 years old had unhealthier periodontal statusthan those who aged 12 years old. Those who lived in rural areas tended to have worse periodontalstatus than those who lived in the big cities. Access to dental floss, mouth rinsing solutionand regular dental checkup tended to make the healthier periodontal status. Smokers had theworse periodontal status than the nonsmokers. Conclusions : The oral health care in the teenagers aged from 12 to 15 is very importantbecause the permanent dentition is completed in this stage. It is necessary to lay emphasis onthe oral health improvement and dental caries prevention program to the teenagers.

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