Tooth brushing frequency in Mexican schoolchildren and associated sociodemographic, socioeconomic, and dental variables

Alejandro José Casanova-Rosado, Carlo Eduardo Medina-Solís, Juan Fernando Casanova-Rosado, Ana Alicia Vallejos-Sánchez, Mirna Minaya-Sánchez, Martha Mendoza-Rodríguez, Sonia Márquez-Rodríguez, Gerardo Maupome

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Abstract

Background: Tooth brushing (with fluoridated toothpaste) is the most cost-effective intervention in dentistry and it is widely recommended to preserve good oral health. We aimed to determine the frequency of tooth brushing and the variables associated with this practice in schoolchildren living in southeast Mexico. Material/Methods: A cross-sectional study was carried out in 1644 schoolchildren, 6 to 13 years old. Questionnaires with socio-demographic, socioeconomic, and dental variables were administered to mothers/guardians of children. The dependent variable was the frequency of tooth brushing, which was categorized as 0 = tooth brushing less than once a day and 1 = tooth brushing at least once a day. A logistic regression model was used to evaluate the final results. Results: Mean age was 9.06±2.02 years and 49.1% were girls. The prevalence of tooth brushing at least once a day was 49.8%. In the multivariate model, characteristics related to tooth brushing frequency (p

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)938-944
Number of pages7
JournalMedical Science Monitor
Volume20
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 7 2014

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Logistic Models
Toothpastes
Oral Health
Mexico
Dentistry
Cross-Sectional Studies
Mothers
Demography
Costs and Cost Analysis

Keywords

  • Mexico
  • Oral Health
  • Oral Hygiene Practices
  • Schoolchildren
  • Tooth Brushing

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  • Medicine(all)

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Casanova-Rosado, A. J., Medina-Solís, C. E., Casanova-Rosado, J. F., Vallejos-Sánchez, A. A., Minaya-Sánchez, M., Mendoza-Rodríguez, M., ... Maupome, G. (2014). Tooth brushing frequency in Mexican schoolchildren and associated sociodemographic, socioeconomic, and dental variables. Medical Science Monitor, 20, 938-944. https://doi.org/10.12659/MSM.890106

Tooth brushing frequency in Mexican schoolchildren and associated sociodemographic, socioeconomic, and dental variables. / Casanova-Rosado, Alejandro José; Medina-Solís, Carlo Eduardo; Casanova-Rosado, Juan Fernando; Vallejos-Sánchez, Ana Alicia; Minaya-Sánchez, Mirna; Mendoza-Rodríguez, Martha; Márquez-Rodríguez, Sonia; Maupome, Gerardo.

In: Medical Science Monitor, Vol. 20, 07.06.2014, p. 938-944.

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Casanova-Rosado, AJ, Medina-Solís, CE, Casanova-Rosado, JF, Vallejos-Sánchez, AA, Minaya-Sánchez, M, Mendoza-Rodríguez, M, Márquez-Rodríguez, S & Maupome, G 2014, 'Tooth brushing frequency in Mexican schoolchildren and associated sociodemographic, socioeconomic, and dental variables', Medical Science Monitor, vol. 20, pp. 938-944. https://doi.org/10.12659/MSM.890106
Casanova-Rosado AJ, Medina-Solís CE, Casanova-Rosado JF, Vallejos-Sánchez AA, Minaya-Sánchez M, Mendoza-Rodríguez M et al. Tooth brushing frequency in Mexican schoolchildren and associated sociodemographic, socioeconomic, and dental variables. Medical Science Monitor. 2014 Jun 7;20:938-944. https://doi.org/10.12659/MSM.890106
Casanova-Rosado, Alejandro José ; Medina-Solís, Carlo Eduardo ; Casanova-Rosado, Juan Fernando ; Vallejos-Sánchez, Ana Alicia ; Minaya-Sánchez, Mirna ; Mendoza-Rodríguez, Martha ; Márquez-Rodríguez, Sonia ; Maupome, Gerardo. / Tooth brushing frequency in Mexican schoolchildren and associated sociodemographic, socioeconomic, and dental variables. In: Medical Science Monitor. 2014 ; Vol. 20. pp. 938-944.
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