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Table 2 Behavioral and non-behavioral factors affecting tooth decay based on literature review and scientific resources

From: Design, implementation, and evaluation of a PRECEDE-PROCEED model-based intervention for oral and dental health among primary school students of Rafsanjan city: a mixed method study

Behavioral factors Non-behavioral factors
Do not do fluoride therapy Person and tooth resistance (genetic factors, congenital or acquired)
Use of fluoride-free toothpaste Fluoride in drinking water
No use of dental floss Age and gender
Do not brush Economic status and social class
Over-consumption of sugar, sweets, and carbohydrates Dimensions of the family
Lack of regular referral (six months) to the dentist to receive preventive services Parent’s job and education
Overeating and weight gain blood type
Reduce milk and dairy consumption Level of salivation and concentration
Eating snacks and unhealthy snack foods
-chewing Gum, Chips, Puffs, Lavashes and Salt and Nutritional Snacks- junk food
Chronic and systemic diseases
  Residence
  Consistency of food
  Health literacy