Instability of self-esteem, self-confidence, self-liking, self-control, self-competence and perfectionism: associations with oral health status and oral health-related behaviours
International Journal of Dental Hygiene, 07/22/2011
Dumitrescu AL et al. – The study showed that instability of self–esteem, self–confidence, self–competence, self–liking, self–control and perfectionism was associated not only with self–rated dental health but also with oral health behaviours. Understanding the psychological factors associated with oral hygiene can further the development and improvement in therapeutic strategies to be used in oral health–improving programs, as well as of programs aimed at prevention and education.