Evaluation of oral hygiene in school children from the eastern region of Wielkopolska

  • Teresa Matthews-Brzozowska Department of Orthopedics and Orthodontics, Poznan University of Medical Sciences
  • Agnieszka Sikorska Department of Orthopedics and Orthodontics, Poznan University of Medical Sciences
  • Kornela Cieślik Department of Organization and Management in Health Care, Poznan University of Medical Sciences
  • Arleta Głowacka Department of Orthopedics and Orthodontics, Poznan University of Medical Sciences
  • Maja Matthews-Kozanecka Department of Social Sciences, Poznan University of Medical Sciences
Keywords: girls and boys, indicators of bacterial plaque, oral hygiene, survey

Abstract

Aim. The aim of the study was to assess oral health in school-age children on the basis of subjective and objective judgement, based on selected indicators.Material and Methods. The study included students aged 10–13 years of primary and junior-high schools in the Mid Eastern region of Wielkopolska. Oral hygiene assessment was based on a prepared subjective questionnaireas well as on the basis of indicators: API P1.I, GI, including the sex of children.Results. Of the 161 children of school age, most of them, as many as 145 showed attention to oral health, brushing teeth twice a day; some of them apply additional measures for oral hygiene – 39 children. In both sexes there were no deviations indicators examined. Between gender showed no difference, as confirmed statistically.Conclusions. Oral hygiene in children with high health awareness rated positively, it should be emphasized that despite noninvasiveness the research group of respondents accounted for a small percentage of the children invited to the study, which points the need to undertake educational activities on a larger scale.