Abstract

Poor dental care is one of the factors that influence the occurrence of dental
caries. Preliminary study of the incidence of dental caries in children in mekkah
playgroup is higher than mulia bangsa playgroup. The high percentage of
incidence of dental caries in children do Mekkah Playgroup can not be separated
from a lack of parental knowledge about how to care for your child’s teeth, so
they do not control the type of food / snacks are eaten by children and do not get
children to brush their teeth regularly every day.
The study aims to determine the relationship of parental knowledge about how to
care for your child's teeth with dental caries incidence in children in Makkah
Playgroup Kaliori Kalibagor Village District of Banyumas city in 2014.
The method used is analytic survey with cross sectional approach. This study uses
primary data in the form of answers to questionnaires maternal knowledge about
how to care for your child's teeth and observations on the incidence of dental
caries in children. The study population of all parents of children in Makkah
Playgroup Kaliori Kalibagor Village District of Banyumas city in 2014 as many
as 52 people. The study sample as many as 52 people were taken to the total
sampling. Data analysis using chi square test.
Parents of children with early childhood knowledge about how to care for your
teeth Makkah children mostly in the category of pretty much as 25 people
(48.1%). Children of Makkah Playgroup mostly experienced dental caries as
many as 34 children (65.4%). There is a relationship of parental knowledge about
how to care for your child's teeth with dental caries incidence in children of
Makkah Playgroup Kaliori Kalibagor Banyumas City in 2014 (p = 0.008).
Knowledge of parents about how to care for your child's teeth associated with the
incidence of dental caries in children of Makkah Playgroup Kaliori Kalibagor
Banyumas city in 2014.


Keywords: Knowledge, Toots Care, dental caries