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ORIGINAL RESEARCH
Year : 2019  |  Volume : 11  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 33-35

Actuating food residual detection habit using self-made disclosing agent solution to improve the dental hygiene for fertile age mothers


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

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Taufan Bramantoro
Jl. Prof Dr. Moestopo, No. 47, Surabaya
Indonesia
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/jioh.jioh_215_18

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Background: Based on the results of the preliminary research on mothers with fertile age couple, 56 people with a percentage of 65.9% had bad Simplified Oral Hygiene Index of the total sample of 85 people. Aims: This empowerment program aimed to provide counseling to mothers in the village; hence, they could find the benefits of disclosing agent and could make a disclosing agent and could detect dental plaque by using the disclosing agent. Subjects and Methods: This descriptive, analytical study conducted with 85 participants. Participants are given the theory of disclosing agents, practical demonstration, and evaluation how to make disclosing agent themselves. This research was quasi/experimental design approach, and statistical analysis software used IBM SPSS Statistic 25 (SPSS Inc., Chicago, IL, USA). Results: Participants could find the benefits of the disclosing agent, could make a disclosing agent, and could detect dental plaque by using the disclosing agent. Conclusions: Empowerment program ran well and conducive. Participants could understand the benefits of the disclosing agents. This can be seen from the enthusiasm of the fertile age mothers in paying attention to the material.


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