J Dent Hyg Sci.  2016 Feb;16(1):1-8. 10.17135/jdhs.2016.16.1.1.

A Study of Oral Health Status and Oral Health Promotion Activities according to the Snack Intake Frequency Change of Some Soldiers Compare to before and after Military Service

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  • 1Praha Dental Clinic, Busan 47576, Korea. bada964@hanmail.net
  • 2Department of Dental Hygiene, Yeoju Institute of Technology, Yeoju 12652, Korea.

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to find the attitude change for snack by military soldiers before and after entering military service. To investigate oral health status and improving activities, this survey was done for 318 soldiers at Gyeong-gi province Paju city and the results were as follows. After entering military service, the soldiers take more snacks than before and take snacks 2 or more times a day. Both smokers and non-smokers take more snacks after entering military service than before entering. The soldiers did not go dental clinic regularly. But they have lots of interests about oral health. As higher position and older, soldiers restrain themselves to taking sugar contained food, and the elder soldiers showed higher practical character for nutrition intake than younger soldiers. Private soldiers were least practical for brushing after meal and showed the highest level of fulfill for using fluoride contained toothpaste, regular scaling and checkup at dental clinic and flossing.

Keyword

Oral health; Snacks; Soldiers
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