Improved Oral Hygine as A Result of Successful Toothbrushing Intervention in a Restricted Community Islamic Boarding School

Authors

  • Pindobilowo1 , Dwi Ariani2 , Nadia Shabrina Amalia3 , Taufan Bramantoro4

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37506/ijfmt.v14i3.10740

Keywords:

dental plaque, toothbrush, bass technique, oral hygiene

Abstract

Introduction: Brushing teeth is an important thing to do since it is one of the factors that affect oral hygiene,

especially to remove plaque on the teeth.1 The ability to brush teeth properly and correctly is a fairly important

factor in maintaining dental and oral health, especially in adolescence.5 The purpose of study to explain the

differences in plaque scores before and after toothbrushing training using Bass technique in adolescents

Method: The sample were 100 students aged 12-15 years old in grades 7, 8 and 9. This study design was

experimental quasi and using a pre-test and post-test after 7 days to determine the difference in plaque scores

before and after the training. The plaque index method that used to examine oral hygine was Patient Hygiene

Performance (PHP). Comparison between plaque scores before and after training evaluated using Wilcoxon

test. Result: Examination of PHP index before training shows 81 samples (81%) in poor criteria, then

most subjects undergoes improvement after training. There were 94 samples (94%) experienced decrease

or improvement in plaque score whilst 6 samples (6%) did not show improvement after training. Median

of plaque score before training was 4.3 (0.2-5 (SD=0.502)) afterwards improved to 2.2 (0-4.8 (SD=0.496)).

Wilcoxon test obtained a value of p<0.05 which was 0.000. Conclusion: There were significant differences

in plaque scores before and after toothbrushing training using Bass technique.

Author Biography

Pindobilowo1 , Dwi Ariani2 , Nadia Shabrina Amalia3 , Taufan Bramantoro4

1 Staff of Department of Dental Public Health, Faculty of Dentistry, Universitas Prof. Dr. Moestopo (Beragama),

South Jakarta, Indonesia, 2Staff of Department of Oral Medicine, Faculty of Dentistry, Universitas Prof. Dr.

Moestopo (Beragama), South Jakarta, Indonesia, 3Undergraduate Student of Faculty of Dentistry, Universitas

Prof. Dr. Moestopo (Beragama), South Jakarta, Indonesia, 4 Staff of Department of Dental Public Health, Faculty

of Dental Medicine, Universitas Airlangga, Surabaya, Indonesia, *Corresponding Author: Taufan Bramantoro,

Staff of Department of Dental Public Health, Faculty of Dental Medicine, Universitas Airlangga, Surabaya,

Indonesia

Published

2020-07-30

How to Cite

Pindobilowo1 , Dwi Ariani2 , Nadia Shabrina Amalia3 , Taufan Bramantoro4. (2020). Improved Oral Hygine as A Result of Successful Toothbrushing Intervention in a Restricted Community Islamic Boarding School. Indian Journal of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology, 14(3), 2130-2135. https://doi.org/10.37506/ijfmt.v14i3.10740