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Introduction of Mobile Image about the Proper Tooth-Brushing Method as the Oral Health Education Material for the Students of Boy’s and Girl’s Town in Philippines
Int J Clin Prev Dent 2021;17(2):70-70
Published online June 30, 2021;  https://doi.org/10.15236/ijcpd.2021.17.2.70
© 2021 International Journal of Clinical Preventive Dentistry.

Won-Jae Lee

Director of Dr. Lee,Won-Jae Dental Clinic, 7th President of Korean Academy of Preventive Dentistry
This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0) which permits unrestricted non-commercial use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
Abstract
The Happy Tooth program has been developed and continued by one of the Korean Dental & Medical volunteer service group for the students of Boys and girls town which have been established and educated with the boarding school style for poor students, with Catholic spirit and foundation in Philippines through the financial support of the world volunteer service foundation ‘Good Neighbors”.
Dental service have been served to them for many years but relatively not enough because there have been so many students to be got the benefits. Moreover, COVID 19 has kept for Korean dental service team to go there for a long time. So it has been planned to produce and supply to them the oral health education material as the mobile image of the proper tooth-brushing method, with supplying the enough amounts of tooth-brushes and dentifrices together, in consideration of the present situations as not all students have tooth-brushes and dentifrices at all.
Tooth-brushing is the best way to control the oral diseases by eliminating the dental plaque as the basic preventive measures and the proper tooth-brushing is very important for the students to get the effective oral hygiene care habits. Rolling method of tooth-brushing has been known as the eligible for them, in consideration of the present situation as the most of them have been done the brushing method with the horizontal scrub way. This mobile image is composed with such contents as the objectives and the goals of tooth-brushing, the odor and portions for brushing in the oral cavity with 10 times for each spot, by the help of a boy and a girl model under the dentist direction. It will be contributed for promoting the oral health of the students of boys and girls town in Philippines.
Keywords : oral health education, tooth-brushing, plaque control, dental service


June 2021, 17 (2)