Abstract


Health aspects of Early Childhood that need to be considered one of them is dental and oral health. This study involved 51 parents who had children aged 1-7 years in Lowokwaru Sub-District, Malang City. This study aims to look at parents' perspectives on children's dental and oral health. This study used an observational method by giving questionnaires to parents. Data collection using interviews and filling out questionnaires. The results of the study show that most parents have a good enough perspective and care enough about the health of their children's teeth and mouth. However, there are still many parents who do not understand about dental caries in children. Parents who have a good enough perspective and care enough about their children's dental and oral health are not related to the parents' work factors. This research was conducted with the aim of providing an overview of parental perspectives on dental and oral health of children who can improve health services for early childhood and improve efforts for early childhood education in creating dental and oral health care programs for early childhood.


Keywords


Health Dental; Early Childhood; Parents' Perspective