THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN MOTHER ROLE OF MEET THE ORAL HYGIENE AND DENTAL CARIES IN PRESCHOOL CHILD IN KINDERGARTEN KUSUMA MULIA XVIII SUMBERBENDO PARE KEDIRI

Laviana Nita Ludyanti, Ari Widiyanto

Abstract


The mother's role in the fulfillment of oral hygiene is very important to reduce the occurrence of dental caries in preschools children. Preschoolers has low personals hygiene and still in the developmental process. The aimed of this research is to determine the context of the mother's role in the fulfillment of oral hygiene with the incidence of dental caries in preschools children 4 - 6 years old at kindergarten of Kusuma Mulia XVIII Sumberbendo Pare Kediri. The research methods using correlational design with a retrospective approach. Sampling technique is used purposive sampling obtained 26 samples of mothers who eligible inclusion criteria. Measuring tool used a questionnaire to the mother's role in the fulfillment of oral hygiene and observation for occurrence of dental caries in preschool children, then analyzed by spearman rho. The result of the research verify that (76, 9%) mothers has role in the fulfillment of oral hygiene is sufficient category. Whereas (80, 8%) the children has medium category. The results after the calculation using the Spearman rho test indicate correlation coefisien = -0,515 and p value = 0,007 this means relations between mother's role in the fulfillment of oral hygiene with the incidence of dental caries in preschools children. To reduce the incidence of dental caries is not only depend on the mother's role in the fullfilment of oral hygiene, but must also care to the other factors such as food, micro-organisms, bad habits of the children in keeping oral dental hygiene and mouth, tooth brushing pattern, the shape of the teeth, and history of children's milk when as a baby which causes the dental caries.


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