Hubungan Kebiasaan Menyikat Gigi, Pengetahuan Dan Peran Tenaga Kesehatan Terhadap Kejadian Caries Gigi Pada Anak Usia Sekolah

Relationship of Tooth Brushing Habits, Knowledge and Role of Health Workers on the Incidence of Dental Caries in School-Age Children


  • Rita Karlina Suherlan TPMB Rita Karlina Suherlan Kp. Munjul Kecamatan Cianjur


caries, habits, knowledge, role, health workers


Introduction: Dental caries is an irresistible illness that emerges because of the course of demineralization of bacterial communications on the tooth surface brought about by dental caries microorganisms. In 2008, RISKESDES data showed that 88,8% of people had dental caries. This study expects to decide the connection between the propensity for cleaning teeth, information, and the job of well-being laborers on the frequency of dental caries in RA Nurul Ikhwan in 2022.

Methods: This research uses quantitative descriptive research as its method. The respondent selection system in a complete examination with the number of tests in this review is 56 people.

Results: Validity and Reliability Test with Alpha Cronbach test. Analysis using both univariate and bivariate techniques. In this study, the results obtained were that there was a relationship between the role of brushing teeth (P-esteem = 0,001 and OR = 8,160); Knowledge (P-esteem = 0,019 and OR = 4,481); and the role of workforce health (P-esteem = 0.04 and OR = 6,400) with the incidence of dental caries in early childhood at RA Nurul Ikhwan.

Discussion: The conclusion is that brushing habits, knowledge, and the role of health workers in dental caries are all linked. In order to lessen the number of cases of dental caries, it is suggested that healthcare workers be given more responsibility for improving their brushing techniques and knowledge.