Keywords : oral health knowledge
Parental Awareness On Oral Hygiene Maintenance In Primary School Children Of Alkharj City-Cross Sectional Study
European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine,
2020, Volume 7, Issue 7, Pages 5263-5268
Aim: To evaluate the awareness among parents of primary school children regarding the oral hygiene maintenance in Alkharj city. Methodology: 400 primary school children in the age range of 6-9 years were selected in Alkharj city. A self designed close ended structured questionnaires regarding knowledge, attitude and practice was given to the children to get it filled from their parents. Data collected was analysed using SPSS software SPSS 25.0 (SPSS, Inc., Chicago, IL, USA).
Results: 43% took their children to a dentist for their child’s regular dental check-up. 86% of parents also included green leafy vegetables regularly in their child’s diet. Unfortunately, only 31% regularly guided their primary school children for their tooth brushing as well as only 12 % confirmed that their children also cleaned their tongue regularly.
Conclusion: Parents should have admittance to knowledge of oral health to set in practice on their children in order to persuade them in acquisition of better oral health.