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Aim: To assess the knowledge and oral health practices of a selected population of mothers in order to develop appropriate oral health promotion program for children in the area. Method: A cross sectional study was carried out among a convenient sample of mothers who attended two well-baby clinics—a tertiary and a primary health care centre in Lagos, Nigeria. A questionnaire requesting personal information, previous exposure to and source of oral health education OHE, knowledge of oral health, diet and oral hygiene practices was administered. Results: There were 104 participants, aged 21 - 46 years mean 32.01 ± 4.85 years; 58.7% had received OHE, 23.1% from electronic media, 22.1% dentist and 9.6%, doctor or nurse. Only 44 42.3% had attended the dentist, 5 4.8% in



Author: Folakemi Oredugba, Maarufah Agbaje, Oladipo Ayedun, Adebayo Onajole

Source: http://www.scirp.org/



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