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Changes in oral health status of the elderly with visiting oral hygiene care intervention based on community health care: Case reports

  • Journal of Korean society of Dental Hygiene
  • Abbr : J Korean Soc Dent Hyg
  • 2021, 21(5), pp.499-506
  • DOI : 10.13065/jksdh.20210047
  • Publisher : Korean Society of Dental Hygiene
  • Research Area : Medicine and Pharmacy > Dentistry
  • Received : September 25, 2021
  • Accepted : October 14, 2021
  • Published : October 30, 2021

Jong-Hwa Jang 1 Min-Sook Jeong 2 Se-Rim Jo 3 Hae-Soo Yoon 3

1단국대학교 보건과학대학 치위생학과
2한국일차보건의료학회
3단국대학교 대학원

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ABSTRACT

Objectives: This case - study was conducted to assess the oral health status change of the elderly through visiting oral care interventions based on a community health care project. Methods: Professional dental hygiene treatment and oral health education, including brushing using interdental toothbrushes and sponge brushes, were performed on three senior citizens who received home visiting oral health care benefit. Results: The subject’s periodontal conditions improved including gingival inflammation and bleeding. The gingival color tured pink by controlling the dental plaque. Conclusions: Visiting oral health care contributed to the improvement of oral health of the elderly. Therefore, based on the characteristics of the elderly with various systemic diseases, it is necessary to discover various cases that can perform professional and customized visiting oral health care programs.

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This paper was written with support from the National Research Foundation of Korea.