The relation of a mother's dental health behavior and the severity of dental black stain in children 4-8 years old

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Abstract

Dental black stain is an external discoloration caused by a dark-pigmented exogenous substance in the form of a black line or dots firmly attached on the cervical third of crown teeth on the labial/buccal and lingual/palatal surfaces and spreading into the proximal surfaces. The mother's dental health behavior, which consists of the mother's knowledge, attitudes and actions, have been suspected of affecting the severity of dental black stain in children. The aim of this study is to determine the relationship of the mother's dental health behavior with the severity of dental black stain in children age 4-8 years. Subjects are 21 children aged 4-8 years old with dental black stain. The results showed that there were no significant relations between the mother's dental health behavior and the severity of dental black stain.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)197-201
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of International Dental and Medical Research
Volume11
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2018

Keywords

  • Children with black stain
  • Mother's behavior
  • Severity of dental black stain

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