International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Paper | Dentistry | India | Volume 12 Issue 3, March 2023

Questionnaire Study regarding the Knowledge, Attitude, and Practice (KAP) of Parents towards their Children?s Oral Health Care in Greater Noida

Tauqeer Ul Nisa | Neetika Gupta

Abstract: Aim: The aim of the present study is to assess the knowledge, attitude, and practices of parents toward the oral health of 5?10 years old schoolchildren in Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh. Materials and methods: A total of 400 parents participated in the study. Data were collected using a self-administered questionnaire addressing various aspects of knowledge and attitude of parents toward oral health. Results: Majority (25%) of the parents had low knowledge regarding the importance of using fluoridated toothpaste. Only 28% of parents commenced the cleaning of your child?s teeth soon after first milk tooth eruption. Conclusion: Parents have satisfactory knowledge and a positive attitude toward oral health and children display good practices; however, there are a number of gaps noted in overall parental knowledge. Clinical significance: Oral health awareness programs should be directed toward parents and should emphasize on topics such as importance of milk teeth and their treatment, regular dental visits, and dietary practices.

Keywords: Parents, Pediatric dentistry, Primary teeth, Questionnaire, Knowledge

Edition: Volume 12 Issue 3, March 2023,

Pages: 266 - 270

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