Patrick DL, Lee RS, Nucci M, Grembowski D, Jolles CZ, Milgrom P. Reducing oral health disparities: a focus on social and cultural determinants. BMC Oral Health. 2006;6(1):1.Google Scholar
Michael Glick DD, Kleinman DV, Vujicic M, Watt RG, Weyant RJ. A common definition can bring stakeholders together to advocate for the importance of oral health; to influence and shape parameters of care, health policies, research, education, and reimbursement models; and to shape the future of our profession,” wrote 2016. Available from: http://www.wdrb.com/story/34122699/new-definition-of-oral-health-announced.
Buunk-Werkhoven YA. World white teeth: determinants and promotion of oral hygiene behavior in diverse contexts. University of Groningen; 2010.Google Scholar
Frese W, Nowak A, Royston L, Tanya Mathew B, Casamassimo P, Wright R, et al. ediatric Oral Health.Google Scholar
Kamalikhah T, Khalighinejad N, Rahmati‐Najarkolaei F. Dental flossing behaviour and its determinants among students in a suburb area of Tehran–Iran: using Transtheoretical Model. Int J Dent Hyg. 2017;15(2):106–12.Web of ScienceCrossrefGoogle Scholar
Gill P, Stewart K, Chetcuti D, Chestnutt I. Children’s understanding of and motivations for toothbrushing: a qualitative study. Int J Dent Hyg. 2011;9(1):79–86.CrossrefWeb of SciencePubMedGoogle Scholar
Buunk‐Werkhoven YA, Burrekers SY, Jongboer A, Quant DF, van Maanen‐Schakel NW. Determinants of oral hygiene behavior in the Dominican Republic. Int J Dent. 2011;61(6):328–33.CrossrefWeb of ScienceGoogle Scholar
Fallahi A, Nematshahrbabaki B. Determinants of dental health behaviors among Iranian students. Health Educ Health Promot. 2015;3(1):15–24.Google Scholar
Buunk‐Werkhoven YA, Dijkstra A, van der Schans CP. Determinants of oral hygiene behavior: a study based on the theory of planned behavior. Community Dent Oral Epidemiol. 2011;39(3):250–9.CrossrefWeb of SciencePubMedGoogle Scholar
Buunk‐Werkhoven YA, Dijkstra A, Bink P, van Zanten S, van der Schans CP. Determinants and promotion of oral hygiene behaviour in the Caribbean and Nepal. Int Dent J. 2011;61(5):267–73.PubMedWeb of ScienceCrossrefGoogle Scholar
Buunk-Werkhoven YA, Dijkstra A, van der Schans CP, Jaso ME, Acevedo S, Estellano GP. Evaluación y promoción de la actitud hacia la higiene oral en pacientes de la Facultad de Odontología de la Universidad Católica del Uruguay. Actas Odontológicas. 2016;5(2):13–20.Google Scholar
Buunk-Werkhoven YA. Determinants and promotion of oral hygiene behavior in diverse contexts. Netherland: University of Groningen; 2010.Google Scholar
Kasmaei P, Amin Shokravi F, Hidarnia A, Hajizadeh E, Atrkar-Roushan Z, Karimzadeh Shirazi K, et al. Brushing behavior among young adolescents: does perceived severity matter. BMC public health. 2014;14(1):8.CrossrefPubMedWeb of ScienceGoogle Scholar
Campanaro M, Huebner CE, Davis BE. Facilitators and barriers to twice daily tooth brushing among children with special health care needs. Spec Care Dentist. 2014;34(4):185–92.CrossrefPubMedGoogle Scholar
Benadof D. Tooth brushing habit formation in children of Mexican immigrant families in Pennsylvania, US: a qualitative study [Doctoral Dissertation]. University of Pittsburgh; 2015.Google Scholar
Ganss C, Schlueter N, Preiss S, Klimek J. Tooth brushing habits in uninstructed adults – frequency, technique, duration and force. Clin Oral Investig. 2008;13(2):203.Web of SciencePubMedGoogle Scholar
Glanz Karen RB, Viswanath K. Health behavior and health education: theory, research, and practice. San Francisco: John Wiley & Sons; 2008.Google Scholar
Dumitrescu AL, Duţă C, Dogaru CB, Manolescu B. Predicting undergraduates’ intentions to improve oral health behaviors: the importance of self–identity–a pilot study. J Am Dent Hyg Assoc. 2013;87(4):224–34.Google Scholar
Albandar JM, Buischi YA, Mayer MP, Axelsson P. Long-term effect of two preventive programs on the incidence of plaque and gingivitis in adolescents. J Periodontol. 1994;65(6):605–10.CrossrefPubMedGoogle Scholar
Vangipuram S, Jha A, Raju R, Bashyam M. Effectiveness of peer group and conventional method (dentist) of oral health education programme among 12–15 year old school children-a randomized controlled trial. J Clin Diagn Res. 2016;10(5):ZC125–9.Web of SciencePubMedGoogle Scholar
Binkley CJ, Johnson KW, Abadi M, Thompson K, Shamblen SR, Young L, et al. Improving the oral health of residents with intellectual and developmental disabilities: an oral health strategy and pilot study. Eval Program Plann. 2014;47:54–63.CrossrefWeb of SciencePubMedGoogle Scholar
Buglar ME, White KM, Robinson NG. The role of self-efficacy in dental patients’ brushing and flossing: testing an extended Health Belief Model. Patient Educ Couns. 2010;78(2):269–72.CrossrefPubMedWeb of ScienceGoogle Scholar
Brein DJ, Fleenor TJ Jr, Kim SW, Krupat E. Using the theory of planned behavior to identify predictors of oral hygiene: a collection of unique behaviors. J Periodontol. 2016; 87:312–9.PubMedCrossrefWeb of ScienceGoogle Scholar
About the article
Published Online: 2018-01-25
Conflict of interests: All authors have no conflicts of interest to be declared.
Funding: This study did not receive any financial support.
Authors contributions: Study design: BA. Interviews and data analysis: MGh and SR. Drafting the manuscript: MGh and BA. Critical revision of the manuscript: AR.
Informed consent: All participants gave their informed consent in writing prior to inclusion in the study. Informed consent was obtained from all individual participants included in the study.
Compliance with ethical standards: All procedures, including the informed consent process, were conducted in accordance with the ethical standards of the responsible committee on human experimentation (institutional and national) and with the Helsinki Declaration of 1975, as revised in 2000.