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Barradas, D.T., Fulton, J.E., Blanck, H.M. and Huhman, M. (2007) Parental influences on youth television viewing. Journal of Pediatrics, 151, 369-373. doi:10.1016/j.jpeds.2007.04.069

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  • TITLE: Parenting style and oral health status

    AUTHORS: Seran Ng, Christina Demopoulos, Connie Mobley, Marcia Ditmyer

    KEYWORDS: Parenting Styles; DMFT/dmft; Untreated Caries; Hispanic; Oral Health

    JOURNAL NAME: Open Journal of Pediatrics, Vol.3 No.3, August 15, 2013

    ABSTRACT: Objective: This study examined the correlation between parenting style and oral health status. Methods: Eighty-seven children aged 2 - 14 years old were examined and their oral health status was measured by the decayed, missing, filled teeth (DMFT/dmft) index, untreated caries and caries experience. Caries experience was defined as untreated and treated teeth, either restored or filled. The parenting style of parents was measured by the Parenting Style Dimension Questionnaire (PSDQ). Demographic information recorded included race/ethnicity, level of education and child’s type of dental insurance. Results: The majority of the parents identified with the authoritative parenting style. There was no correlation between parenting styles and oral health status. Hispanic children and those whose parents had less education and low socioeconomic status (Medicaid) tended to show poorer oral health status. Conclusion: The expected relationship between parenting style and oral health status was not confirmed. Race/ethnicity, level of parents’ education and socioeconomic status may have a greater impact on oral health than parenting approaches.