2.50
Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/240733
Title:
Childrens' dental health in County Clare 1991
Authors:
Whelton, H; O'Keefe, D; O'Mullane, J
Affiliation:
University College Cork WHO Collaborating Centre for Oral Health Services Research
Publisher:
University College Cork WHO Collaborating Centre for Oral Health Services Research
Issue Date:
Sep-1991
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/240733
Item Type:
Report
Language:
en
Description:
Caries levels appear to have declined when compared with data from the Mid Western Health Board as a whole collected in 1984. However, one quarter to one-third of children still suffer from high levels of caries. The treatment of caries is at a level which is less than satisfactory particularly in 8-year-old children. Also, fissure sealants are not being used to their full potential for the prevention of caries. Most parents know that the consumption of sugar containing snacks on a regular basis is harmful to the teeth, however, many of their children still consume such snacks twice a day or more. Plaque control among children is poor, as evidenced by the high proportion with bleeding gums or with calculus on their teeth. Yet, most children reportedly brush their teeth at least once a day thus indicating an ineffective tooth brushing technique by children. These factors indicate the potential merit of deploying dental hygienists and dental health educators for the provision of preventive services in the County Clare area. The deployment of such staff would allow the existing dentists in the area more time to complete the backlog of restorative work required. It is recommended that this action be undertaken as a pilot scheme in which the effectiveness and efficiency of the strategy could be measured. Another finding of the survey was that water fluoridation is continuing to result in reduced caries levels and is likely also to be having an indirect effect on children in non-fluoridated areas via foods manufactured or processed with fluoridated water. Finally, parents of 8-year-old children surveyed, find the services most acceptable
Keywords:
CHILDREN; DENTAL HEALTH

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorWhelton, Hen_GB
dc.contributor.authorO'Keefe, Den_GB
dc.contributor.authorO'Mullane, Jen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2012-08-30T20:11:49Z-
dc.date.available2012-08-30T20:11:49Z-
dc.date.issued1991-09-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/240733-
dc.descriptionCaries levels appear to have declined when compared with data from the Mid Western Health Board as a whole collected in 1984. However, one quarter to one-third of children still suffer from high levels of caries. The treatment of caries is at a level which is less than satisfactory particularly in 8-year-old children. Also, fissure sealants are not being used to their full potential for the prevention of caries. Most parents know that the consumption of sugar containing snacks on a regular basis is harmful to the teeth, however, many of their children still consume such snacks twice a day or more. Plaque control among children is poor, as evidenced by the high proportion with bleeding gums or with calculus on their teeth. Yet, most children reportedly brush their teeth at least once a day thus indicating an ineffective tooth brushing technique by children. These factors indicate the potential merit of deploying dental hygienists and dental health educators for the provision of preventive services in the County Clare area. The deployment of such staff would allow the existing dentists in the area more time to complete the backlog of restorative work required. It is recommended that this action be undertaken as a pilot scheme in which the effectiveness and efficiency of the strategy could be measured. Another finding of the survey was that water fluoridation is continuing to result in reduced caries levels and is likely also to be having an indirect effect on children in non-fluoridated areas via foods manufactured or processed with fluoridated water. Finally, parents of 8-year-old children surveyed, find the services most acceptableen_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherUniversity College Cork WHO Collaborating Centre for Oral Health Services Researchen_GB
dc.subjectCHILDRENen_GB
dc.subjectDENTAL HEALTHen_GB
dc.titleChildrens' dental health in County Clare 1991en_GB
dc.typeReporten
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity College Cork WHO Collaborating Centre for Oral Health Services Researchen_GB
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