Dental knowledge and oral health among middle-aged adults.

  title={Dental knowledge and oral health among middle-aged adults.},
  author={David S Brennan and John Spencer and Kaye Frances Roberts-Thomson},
  journal={Australian and New Zealand journal of public health},
  volume={34 5},
OBJECTIVE Knowledge of oral disease prevention should lead to better oral health outcomes. The aims were to assess the association of dental knowledge and oral health. METHODS A random sample of 45-54 year-olds from Adelaide, South Australia, was surveyed in 2004/05. Oral examinations provided data on caries. RESULTS A total of 879 persons returned questionnaires (response=43.8%) with 709 (80.7%) examined. The majority rated 'seeing a dentist regularly' (63.0%), 'regular brushing of teeth… CONTINUE READING

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