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Effect of High School Students’ Oral Health Behavior on the Subjective Oral Health


  • Department of Dental Hygiene, Gangneung Yeongdong University, Gangwon-do - 25521, Korea
  • Department of Dental Hygiene, Sunmoon University, 31460, Korea
  • Department of International Trade, Ducksung Women’s University, 01369, Korea


Objectives: Subjective oral health status is dependent on whether proper education and practice of the education. This study aims to investigate the effect of high school student entering adulthood on the subjective oral health. Methods/ Statistical Analysis: It was investigated by distributing a questionnaire to high school student living in Seoul and Gyeonggi province to research the effect of high school students’ oral health behavior on the subjective oral health. The data was collected from November 15, 2011 to November 28, 2011. The data was analyzed using SPSS software Version 20.0(SPSS20.0 or Windows, SPSS Ins, USA) P-value for the test is less than 0.05, 0.01, and 0.001. Findings: The result of this study shows that gum bleeding presents negative correlation with instruction on tooth brushing (r=-.173) and practice of brushing (r=-.466) suggesting that a group which did not receive instruction and practiced the brushing presents more gum bleeding(p<0.05). Oral health activities which have influence on subjective oral health include the instruction on tooth brushing (B=0.263, t=2.621, p<0.05) and practice of brushing (B=-0.757, t=-6.788, p<0.001) and they presented statistically significant difference and explanatory power of 28.7%. In regards to number of brushing per day, twice a day (48.8%) was presented to be the highest in this study which is different from studies by3 which suggest that three times a day were the highest Improvements: The development of program was required for continuing to proper tooth brushing instruction, and it is considered the ideal oral health preventive behavior to make oral health instruction that could change the perception and attitudes of trainees by causing a practical motive.


High School Student, Oral Health Behavior, Practice of the Education, Subjective Oral Health.

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