Department of Dental Hygiene, Shin-han University1
Objectives: The purpose of this study was to provide the basic data necessary for the development of educational programs and materials that enable the public to have accurate knowledge and awareness of fluoride. Methods: A survey was conducted from December 2016 on 354 members of the public, aged 20 or older in South Korea to find out the effects of using toothbrush. The results can be summarized as follows. Statistical analysis of the collected data was performed using the SPSS WIN 21.0 statistical program. Results: As a result of examining the factors affecting the perception of fluoride, when fluoride education was experienced (p<0.01), fluoride was recognized (p<0.01), fluoride was experienced (p<0.05), When fluoride was considered to be good (p<0.01), the perception of fluoride was high. Conclusions: The perception of fluoride was relatively low, and the need for more active promotion of fluoride was identified. Therefore, dental medical personnel and the personnel who carry out the oral health education should make the people actively carry out education about fluoride.