International Conference of Health Polytechnic Surabaya, International Conference

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KNOWLEDGE OF THE PARENTS OF STUDENT IN TK “BAKAT REMAJA” SURABAYA ON BRUSHING TEETH
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Last modified: 2016-11-30

Abstract


Background: Oral hygiene is one indicator of teeth’s health. The plaque buildup on the teeth surface will determine the status of a person’s dental hygiene states. Based on the initial survey of dental check in TK Aisyiah Bustanul Athfal 21 Surabaya : 80% experience caries; in TK Muslimat NU 86 Mifthahul Ilmi and RA Al-Mustaqim Bringin Bendo, Taman Regency, Sidoarjo District. The result of dental check is that the Debris Index at the kindergarten students are at 2.11. This condition shows the amount of plaque buildup to the students’ teeth surface. The oral hygiene practices recommended the most is the action that can be done by individuals by brushing teeth to remove plaque. Parents’ knowledge in brushing their children’s teeth can affect the state of children's dental hygiene. Parents need to understand the toothbrush requirement, how to brush teeth, and the right time to brush teeth so that it become one of the things that helped to determine the health status of children's teeth.

Method: The type of this research is descriptive research, research’s respondents are 52 parents of the students.

Results Data collection is by providing question by questionnaires. The data analyzed descriptively. The results demonstrate that the knowledge of parents in TK Youth Talent Surabaya about the toothbrush requirement, how to brush teeth and the right time to brush teeth are in good category.

Keywords: parents’ knowledge, brushing teeth, children teeth hygiene.


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