The Effectiveness of Information Intervention for Self-Care of Oral Hygiene through Behavior Change Techniques

Project: National Science and Technology CouncilNational Science and Technology Council Academic Grants

Project Details


Oral health is the fundamental of overall health of the body. Poor oral health will lead to dental problems such as tooth decay and periodontal disease, which will not only cause pain, but also affect self-confidence and thus the quality of life. Oral disease is the most common noncommunicable disease and is considered the most prevalent public health problem in the world. Oral health is also related to a various risk factors that are common in many diseases, such as stroke, diabetes and chronic diseases. Thus, have a good oral health is seen as a common and important health issue. Correct teeth cleaning and regular dental care are two major principles of oral health care. The correct tooth cleaning is even more important. People can effectively maintain the oral hygiene by avoiding the growth of bacteria through oral cavity cleaning. However, many people do not have enough knowledge about correct tooth cleaning. Therefore, the project aims to enhance the public's knowledge of oral health with the assistance of information technology so as to enhance their oral health. The research will be divided into two parts: (1) Based on behavioral change techniques, build an oral health-care application with clinical practice; (2) Analyze the benefits of information intervention in oral health. This research issues are new from the academic perspective and the result of the study will be valuable for the perspective of dental enhancing self-care of oral health.

Project IDs

Project ID:PB10708-1938
External Project ID:MOST107-2221-E182-057
Effective start/end date01/08/1831/07/19


  • Oral health
  • behavior change techniques
  • mobile health
  • self-care


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