Parental Acceptance of the Use of Diamine Silver Fluoride in Children Aged 0 to 3 Years in the City of Cascavel, PR, Brazil

Thaisa Cezária TRICHES, Mabel Mariela Rodríguez CORDEIRO, Juliana Garcia Mugnai Vieira SOUZA, Eduardo Karam SALTORI, Beatriz Helena Sottile FRANÇA

Abstract


Objective: To evaluate the parent’s esthetic acceptance of the use of the cariostatic agent diamine silver fluoride in children aged 0 to 3 years treated at UNIPAR’s (State University of Paraná, Brazil) Baby Clinic in the city of Cascavel, PR, Brazil.
Method: Fifty individuals were assigned to two groups (n=25) and were handed a questionnaire regarding a treatment proposal using a cariostatic agent (diamine silver fluoride) on their children. Group I did not receive instructions about the procedure, and only saw a picture of teeth after the treatment; Group II received instructions about the procedure and saw a picture of teeth after the treatment. The collected data were analyzed by plain percentage.
Results: In Group I, 4% of the parents stated they would never accept the treatment proposed for their children; in Group II, no parent was against the cariostatic treatment. The results revealed that regardless of receiving information (60% in Group II) or not (44% in Group I) about the procedure, the parents did not care about the treatment being unaesthetic, as long as it solved the problem, as they believed that health is more important than esthetics.
Conclusion: The use of diamine silver fluoride was approved by the studied sample, since both the informed and non-informed parents considered that esthetics is not a decisive factor for indication of the cariostatic agent.

Keywords


Cárie dentária; Cariostáticos; Odontopediatria; Dente decíduo; Dental caries; Cariostatic agents; Pediatric dentistry; Tooth, deciduous.



DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4034/pboci.v9i3.734

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