Knowledges of Bucharest schools pupils concearning oral health
Objectives: Our study?s main target was to assess the level of knowledge about oral hygiene of schoolchildren in two of Bucharest?s 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 programmes.