A program of oral health for Portuguese youth. 10 proposals.

C M De Almeida


After a brief analysis of the current situation, based on transversal epidemiological studies on oral diseases, namely malocclusion, periodontal diseases and caries, accomplished by the author, a proposal for the organisation of the prevention and treatment phase of oral diseases in youngsters is presented. This proposal is aimed at obtaining the maximum effect with the simplest possible methods. It is centred on oral hygiene and the topical application of fluoride dentifrice and can be applied in every place by all youngsters. These are the essential bases for the prevention of periodontal diseases, in addition to caries. The early acquisition of the oral hygiene habits is essential for their important persistence along life.

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