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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/201806
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Prevention and Promotion of Oral Health for Children
Abstract:
(41st Biennial Convention) Access to dental care is a national problem. Nurses and Dietitians have a responsibility to empower mothers and their children to maintain good oral health. To address this need, a grant from The Kellogg Foundation provided money to focus on lower-income WIC children, a segment of the population particularly prone to dental decay.  Children under the age of 5, received fluoride varnish to their teeth and education about nutrition and care of their teeth and mouth. Design: This pilot study used a descriptive research design to answer the research questions: 1) What is the present condition of teeth in children 0-5 who are enrolled in a WIC program? 2) What dietary practices are being used that promote development of cavity formation? 3) How receptive are mothers and children to fluoride varnish? Methodology: A purposive sample of mothers and children who enrolled in a WIC clinic participated in the study. Fluoride varnish was applied to the child’s teeth following a brief description of the benefits of the varnish. Mothers and children were taught appropriate methods of cavity prevention. Results: Oral assessments were completed for 632 children, 119 (18.8%) of those children had visible lesions on their teeth or had discolored teeth; 128 (20.3%) drank sugary juices.  Only 17% of the children ate vegetables or fruits at least once a day. The process of educating mothers and children about oral health and hygiene, and application of fluoride varnish to teeth in an interdisciplinary collaborative relationship with WIC demonstrates promise for the implementation of similar programs to promote good oral health.
Keywords:
collaborative community projects; oral health care
Repository Posting Date:
11-Jan-2012
Date of Publication:
4-Jan-2012
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titlePrevention and Promotion of Oral Health for Childrenen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/201806-
dc.description.abstract(41st Biennial Convention) Access to dental care is a national problem. Nurses and Dietitians have a responsibility to empower mothers and their children to maintain good oral health. To address this need, a grant from The Kellogg Foundation provided money to focus on lower-income WIC children, a segment of the population particularly prone to dental decay.  Children under the age of 5, received fluoride varnish to their teeth and education about nutrition and care of their teeth and mouth. Design: This pilot study used a descriptive research design to answer the research questions: 1) What is the present condition of teeth in children 0-5 who are enrolled in a WIC program? 2) What dietary practices are being used that promote development of cavity formation? 3) How receptive are mothers and children to fluoride varnish? Methodology: A purposive sample of mothers and children who enrolled in a WIC clinic participated in the study. Fluoride varnish was applied to the child’s teeth following a brief description of the benefits of the varnish. Mothers and children were taught appropriate methods of cavity prevention. Results: Oral assessments were completed for 632 children, 119 (18.8%) of those children had visible lesions on their teeth or had discolored teeth; 128 (20.3%) drank sugary juices.  Only 17% of the children ate vegetables or fruits at least once a day. The process of educating mothers and children about oral health and hygiene, and application of fluoride varnish to teeth in an interdisciplinary collaborative relationship with WIC demonstrates promise for the implementation of similar programs to promote good oral health.en_GB
dc.subjectcollaborative community projectsen_GB
dc.subjectoral health careen_GB
dc.date.available2012-01-11T10:53:52Z-
dc.date.issued2012-01-04en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2012-01-11T10:53:52Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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