Journal of the Korean Academy of Pediatric Dentistry 2012;39(1):17-25.
Published online February 29, 2012.
PLAQUE CONTROL EFFECT OF TOOTH BRUSHING INSTRUCTION
Eun Kyu You, Miyeon Sohn, Sung Chul Choi, Kwang Chul Kim, Yong-Duk Park*, Jae-Hong Park
Department of Pediatric Dentistry, *Department of Preventive and Society Dentistry, and Institute of Oral Biology School of dentistry, Kyung Hee University, Seoul, Korea 
칫솔질 교육의 치면 세균막 억제 효과
유은규, 손미연, 최성철, 김광철, 박용덕, 박재홍
경희대학교 치과대학 소아치과학교실, *예방/사회치과학교실 및 구강생물학 연구소
Correspondence:  Jae-Hong Park,  Tel: 02-958-9379, Email: pedopjh@khu.ac.kr
Received: 10 October 2011   • Accepted: 10 January 2012
Abstract
To maintain good oral hygiene, plaque control is essential and the most common and effective method is appropriate brushing. However accurate brushing is so difficult for children that the importance of brush is getting higher. We investigated the effect of tooth brushing instruction in plaque control for 40 children who came to Kyunghee university dental hospital, department of pediatric dentistry. We examined basic information by self-assessment, evaluated plaque index, tooth & tongue cleanness, malodor index for 4 times and compared values before and after tooth brushing instruction. Plaque index decreased(p<0.01) and tooth & tongue cleanness increased(p<0.01). There were no significant differences in mal-odor index. In conclusion, tooth brushing instruction is effective in removing dental plaque and its beneficial role is highly expected in establishing children's good oral hygiene.
Key Words: Tooth brushing instruction, Dental plaque, Tooth cleanness, Tongue cleanness, Malodor index
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