Table 2: The frequency distribution of answers to the knowledge and awareness questions (10 questions).

Question No. Question Text Category No. % Answer
1 What is the number of primary teeth when all erupted? 12 123 38.0 Incorrect
16 116 35.8 Incorrect
20 85 26.2 Correct
2 What is the ideal duration of brushing teeth? Few Seconds 42 13.0 Incorrect
1 minute 116 35.8 Incorrect
2 minutes 91 28.1 Correct
3 minutes 75 23.1 Incorrect
3 How often do you change your child toothbrush Every 1 month 65 20.1 Incorrect
Every 3 months 138 42.6 Correct
Every 1 year 95 29.3 Incorrect
No need to change it 26 8.0 Incorrect
4 What is the best age for the first dental visit of your child? At birth 36 11.1 Incorrect
6 months -1 year of age 106 32.7 Correct
After 6 years of age 136 42.0 Incorrect
When feeling pain 46 14.2 Incorrect
5 What does plaque mean Soft deposits 118 36.4 Correct
Hard deposits 89 27.5 Incorrect
I don't know 117 36.1 Incorrect
6 What does calculus mean? Soft deposits 140 43.2 Incorrect
Hard deposits 94 29.0 Correct
I don’t Know 90 27.8 Incorrect
7 What is the importance of adding fluoride to toothpaste Prevent caries 150 46.3 Correct
Whiten the teeth 72 22.2 Incorrect
Clean the mouth 39 12.0 Incorrect
I don’t know 63 19.4 Incorrect
8 How does the plaque affect the mouth? It causes gum disease 91 28.1 Correct
It causes bad breath 67 20.7 Incorrect
It causes discoloration 66 20.4 Incorrect
I don’t know  100 30.9 Incorrect
9 Do primary teeth problems have an effect on permanent teeth Yes 204 63.0 Correct
No 48 14.8 Incorrect
I don't know 72 22.2 Incorrect
10 Do you think that the oral health of the child affects his general health? Yes 244 75.3 Correct
No 32 9.9 Incorrect
I don’t Know 48 14.8 Incorrect

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