STUDY REGARDING THE INFLUENCE OF THE FAMILY ENVIRONMENT ON THE ORAL HYGIENE OF CHILDREN

Ahmed Ali Saleh Obeyah, Naela Mohamed Almogahed, Adina Oana Armencia, Husam Abdullah Anas Al-Eryani

Abstract:

Aim of the study: this study aims at evaluating the dental health of schoolchildren.Materials and methods: Two study groups made up of 210 children were grouped by category of age. The CAO index was used to evaluate the oro-dental condition of the children. Results and discussions: In the year 2015, the value of the caries index was of 3.11, and in the year 2016, it has considerably increased up to 3.73. The index reaches an average of 0.09 at the time of the third evaluation. Conclusions: Even though the average value of the caries index has increased, there has been noticed a higher awareness, and behavior and attitude changes among children.

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