[Oral health care and periodontal disease among schoolchildren in the Syrian Arab Republic]
AbstractIt has been observed that a strong inverse correlation exists between prevalence and severity of periodontal disease and the level of oral hygiene, where appropriate oral health behaviour and good knowledge in oral health have an important role in preventing such disease. A study was conducted among 360 children of 15 years of age in the Syrian Arab Republic. to assess the relation between oral health behaviour and periodontal disease. The results of the study revealed law cleanliness levels, poor knowledge and inappropriate behaviour in oral health and high prevalence of periodontal disease. Oral health education programmes and oral hygiene procedures should be oriented towards schoolchildren as early as possible
Beiruti, N., Teifour, M.D. & Boulos, W. (1996). [Oral health care and periodontal disease among schoolchildren in the Syrian Arab Republic]. http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/119261
EMHJ - Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal, 2 (2), 304-310, 1996
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