Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/46778
Title: Understanding prevention of dental caries and gum disease in an Asian community.
Authors: Soh, G. 
Issue Date: 1991
Source: Soh, G. (1991). Understanding prevention of dental caries and gum disease in an Asian community.. Journal of the Irish Dental Association 37 (1) : 6-9. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: Prevention is recognized as a cost-effective method for the control of oral diseases. Knowledge of prevention can influence preventive dental behaviour. This study surveyed knowledge on the prevention of dental caries and gum diseases among a selected group of adults. Respondants were asked to indicate the importance of numerous preventive measures for prevention of both categories of oral diseases. Results showed that while respondents appropriately identified the importance of regular brushing for prevention, the role of flossing is underestimated. Similarly, there was a lack of appreciation for the value of various fluoride treatment modalities in preventing dental caries. A lack of understanding of dental sealants was also evident. It is concluded that public knowledge on prevention of dental caries and gum disease deviates greatly from current scientific information.
Source Title: Journal of the Irish Dental Association
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/46778
ISSN: 00211133
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