Family Parenting on the Incidence of Dental Caries in Children: A Systematic Review

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Introduction: Dental and oral health problems in the community are still high, this problem is experienced by almost half of the world s population, namely three point fifty eight billion people. Dental caries is a health problem that often occurs in the community, this problem occurs in developing and developed countries. Children s dental health is influenced by several factors such as socioeconomic conditions, knowledge and parenting patterns from parents. The purpose of compiling this systematic review is to find out about parenting patterns on the incidence of dental caries in children. Methods: The systematic review used five databases namely PubMed, Proquest, Science Direct, Scopus and Web of Science from the last six years (2017-2022) using the keywords family, parenting, dental caries, and children. Measuring quality using the Joanna Briggs Institute (JBI) and using PICOS for the analysis framework. Descriptive analysis uses narrative method to analyze the data. Results: An examination of 10 journals selected from various journals, with sample sizes ranging from 17 to 1539, forms the basis of this systematic review study, which shows how parenting has a significant impact on children s oral and dental health. Conclusion: There are three types of family care in dental caries treatment, namely authoritative, authoritarian and permissive. Family-centered authoritative parenting has a positive effect on dental health, especially in reducing the prevalence of dental caries in young children.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)135-144
Number of pages10
JournalMalaysian Journal of Medicine and Health Sciences
Publication statusPublished - May 2023


  • Dental Caries and Children
  • Family
  • Parenting


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