Objectives: Our study¬ís main target was to assess the level of knowledge about oral hygiene of schoolchildren in
two of Bucharest¬ís schools regarding toothbrushing, auxiliary methods of oral hygiene and carioprotective and
cariogenic diet factors.
Materials and methods: Our study is a statistical analysis of questionnaires filled by 97 pupils from two schools
in Bucharest, one in downtown and one from a peripherical area of the town. There were 34 questions: some with
a scale of 5 possible values and some with one possible answer.
Results: We consider the level of knowledge to be average, the main score on a scale form 1 to 10 being 6.11.
Conclusions: The oral health education and knowledge of the children has to be improved through efficient education