Journal of the Korean Academy of Pediatric Dentistry 2008;35(1):127-135.
Published online February 29, 2008.
EVALUATION OF ORAL HEALTH CARE INFORMATION IN THE KOREAN CHILDCARE BOOKS
Jee-Young Kim, Kwang-Hee Lee, Dae-Eup Kim, Dae-Eup Kim, Dong-Jin Lee, So-Youn An
Department of Pediatric Dentistry, College of Dentistry, Wonkwang University 
Correspondence:  Kwang-Hee Lee,  Tel: 063-859-2955, Email: kwhlee@wonkwang.ac.kr
Abstract
The purpose of study was to evaluate the amount and the accuracy of oral health care information in childcare books. Thirty five Korean childcare books were selected and analyzed. Twenty eight(80%) books contained information about oral health care and the average amount was 4.8 pages(1.2%). Among those books, the book that a dentist wrote the content and the book that was given advice from a dentist were one(3.6%) and one(3.6%), respectively. The eruption time and sequence of deciduous teeth and the toothbrushing method were described in 96.4% and 82.1% of those books. The books which contained the other oral health care contents were less than half. Three(10.7%) books contained inaccurate contents. Therefore, dentist should give oral health care information to parents more actively. And it seemed to be necessary to study other information sources like magazines, TV programs, internet resources, and education programs by health centers and department of obsterics.
Key Words: Oral health care, Information, Childcare book, Infant, Parent


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