2021 Volume 9 Issue 2

Parental Oral Health Education Through Social Media And Its Impact On Oral Health Of Children


Mohammed Almarshad, Bader Dhahi, Oday Alghanim, Mohammed Zaid, Mobarak Alfawwaz, Abdulrahman AlSaffan, Shahzeb H Ansari
Abstract

Parents play a vital role in developing and improving a sense of oral healthcare behavior among their children. Habits such as tooth brushing, mouth rinsing, and flossing have to be incorporated in children with the help of parents.This is an observational study, with the before and after effects of educational video. The first step was an examination of children to measure plaque index and oral hygiene index. The second step included sending pre-questionnaire and video links to parents on WhatsApp for their education, and we contacted them later to ensure that the complete video has been shown to the child. The third step was taken after 3 weeks and measured the plaque and simplified oral hygiene index once more to achieve a comparison between pre-and post-examinations. Finally, the parents were asked to fill the post-survey.

Findings show the difference in mean values for a pre- and post-video demonstration, with the difference in calculus being not statistically significant and plaque index being statistically significant. There is a significant improvement in the oral health of children when educational intervention is induced.


How to cite this article
Vancouver
Almarshad M, Dhahi B, Alghanim O, Zaid M, Alfawwaz M, AlSaffan A, et al. Parental Oral Health Education Through Social Media And Its Impact On Oral Health Of Children. Ann. Dent. Spec.. 2021;9(2):7-10. https://doi.org/10.51847/Yp18Y1rVoH
APA
Almarshad, M., Dhahi, B., Alghanim, O., Zaid, M., Alfawwaz, M., AlSaffan, A., & et al (2021). Parental Oral Health Education Through Social Media And Its Impact On Oral Health Of Children. Annals of Dental Specialty, 9(2),7-10. https://doi.org/10.51847/Yp18Y1rVoH
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