Effect of Repeated Directing Tooth-brushing Education on Plaque Control

치면세균막 관리에 영향을 미치는 반복 직접 잇솔질교육 효과

  • Received : 2010.03.19
  • Accepted : 2010.06.18
  • Published : 2010.06.30


Educational object of this study was patients who visited H-dental clinic in D-Metropolitan City. It was investigated on the general character, subjective health condition, oral knowledge, oral recognition and oral practice of patients(experimental group 134 subjects and control group 110 subjects) who were educated to repeated directing tooth-brushing through questionnaire. For understanding the degree of actual oral practice, plaque control score was analyzed by the O'Leary index. The results of this study are as follows. A verification of effect after repeated directing tooth-brushing education represented to significance in experimental group on the concern, subjective health condition, oral recognition, oral knowledge, oral practice and plaque control score(p<0.001). And as frequency of repeated directing tooth-brushing education was increased, plaque control score significantly increased(p<0.001).


O'Leary index;Repeated directing Tooth-brushing education


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