Gravida kvinnors kunskap om kostvanor, munvård och karies hos barn under 3 år

Translated title of the thesis: Pregnant women´s knowledge of diet habits, oral care and caries in children under 3 years
  • Louise Gullberg
  • Shilan Mohammed

    Student thesis: Bachelor


    General health is crucial in upbringing a child. Good oral health is an essential part of good general health. The aim of this study was to evaluate pregnant women's knowledge about nutrition, oral hygiene and caries in children under three years. A quantitative method was used with questionnaire. The study was carried on pregnant women and the questionnaires were distributed by midwives. Descriptive statistical analysis was performed based on 243 responses. The result indicates that 10 % of the pregnant women replied that freshly squeezed juice should preferably be given between meals. Of the respondents, 93 % responded that the teeth should be brushed twice a day. When asked if a baby tooth is more susceptible to caries than an adult tooth for caries 60% responded incorrectly no, or do not know. The conclusion suggests that pregnant women’s knowledge of oral care in children under three years is good, but knowledge with regard to diet and caries is lower.

    Date of Award2015-Jun-23
    Original languageSwedish
    SupervisorSara Henricsson (Supervisor) & Pia Andersson (Examiner)

    Educational program

    • Study Programme in Oral Health

    University credits

    • 15 HE credits

    Swedish Standard Keywords

    • Dentistry (30216)


    • caries
    • diet
    • knowledge
    • oral care
    • oral health
    • pregnant women
    • preventive oral health measures

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