publication . Article . 2013

Evaluation of simplified oral hygiene index of the elementary school students before fluoride mouthwash - doi: 10.4025/actascihealthsci.v35i2.13205

Beatriz Rosana Gonçalves de Oliveira; Luciano Martini; Cláudia Silveira Viera; Edo Hirata;
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  • Published: 01 Jun 2013 Journal: Acta Scientiarum: Health Sciences, volume 35, issue 2, pages 249-255 (issn: 1679-9291, eissn: 1807-8648, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Universidade Estadual de Maringá
Abstract
<jats:p>The State Program of fluoride mouthwashes for caries control was established in 1980 in elementary schools of Paraná State covering children 7-11 years old. Knowing the importance of removing bacterial plaque to reach the maximum desired effect of prevention, this study aimed to evaluate the Simplified Oral Hygiene Index, before applying the solution of Sodium Fluoride (NaF; 0.2%) in children from an elementary school in the city of Nova Aurora, Paraná State, by using disclosing dental plaque. This is a quantitative research, descriptive and exploratory whose data were obtained through a specific form, with 61 children and analyzed using descriptive stat...
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free text keywords: disease prevention, fluorine, dental caries, school health, dental plaque, lcsh:Medicine (General), lcsh:R5-920, lcsh:Pharmacy and materia medica, lcsh:RS1-441, Dentistry, business.industry, business, Fluoride, chemistry.chemical_compound, chemistry, Medicine, Oral Hygiene Index, medicine.disease
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