Article | . 2017 Vol. 17, Issue. 6
Factors affecting oral health care and toothbrush use in adults



Department of Dental Hygiene, Shin-han University1




2017.. 1081:1094


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Objectives: The purpose of this study is to find out how to provide the correct information about toothbrushing and to promote oral health. Methods: A survey was conducted from December 2016 with 354 subjects who are over 20 years old in South Korea to find out the influence of the using toothbrush. The results are as follows. Statistical analysis of the collected data was performed using the SPSS WIN 21.0 statistical program. Results: After reviewing the result that the using toothbrush of oral health according to the general nature, the average score of the female 3.94±0.87 was higher than the male, the highest average score of 50-59 age was 4.10±0.83. As for the highest average score regarding martial status, the married group's score was 3.91±0.88. After reviewing the factors affecting the toothbrushing, the age group of 50-59 has the highest using toothbrush and the more using toothbrush in oral health, the more using toothbrush. Conclusions: Systematic dental health education program is needed to increase the correct knowledge of time to replace the toothbrush among the public. Also it is needed to increase people’s toothbrushing constantly by acquiring the information through SNS, AD, and mass media.



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