Understanding the role of parental sensitivity in the development of child tooth decay
Children living with similar resources still continue to have varying levels of oral health. How is it that some families have better oral health than others? In my summer research project, I am assessing the nutrition, oral health, and parenting practices of families with children ages 3 to 6 in Nepal. I hypothesize that there is an association between the number of children in the family with the severity of child’s tooth decay, which may be mediated by nutrition practices, oral health practices, and mother’s oral health knowledge.
Message to Sponsor
- Major: Nutritional Sciences
- Mentor: Karen Sokal-Gutierrez, Public Health