J Korean Acad Oral Health.  2020 Jun;44(2):109-116. 10.11149/jkaoh.2020.44.2.109.

Clinical oral health and adult perceptions of oral health in a dental hospital in Gwangju, Korea

Affiliations
  • 13Beans Institute for Oral Health Research
  • 2Department of Dental Hygiene, Gwangju Health University, Gwangju, Korea

Abstract

Objectives: The purpose
s of the present study were to (1) analyze the relationship between clinical oral health status and subjective oral health status, (2) explore the association between perceived oral symptoms and subjective oral health status, and (3) investigate the effects of factors on subjective oral health status.
Methods
A total of 771 subjects, aged over 35 years of age, from a dental hospital in Gwangju metropolitan city, were surveyed cross-sectionally using a self-report questionnaire. We investigated the relationship of subjective oral health status with clinical oral health status, and with perceived oral symptoms using a Chi-squared test (P<0.05). To investigate the effects of factors on subjective oral health status relationship, a logistic regression analysis was performed.
Results
The odds ratios of subjective oral health status between ‘Bad’ vs ‘Good’ were as follows: frequent oral concern, 43.41; occasional oral concern, 2.94; toothache, 6.08; hypersensitivity to coldness, 2.13; 1-3 year’s periodic preventive oral care, 0.19; 4-7 and periodic preventive oral care, 0.14.
Conclusions
Periodic preventive oral care appears to be associated with self-rated subjective oral health status.

Keyword

Oral care; Oral health; Perceptions; Quality of life
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