Seja a primeira pessoa a gostar disto
Nesta monografia foi realizada uma revisão de literatura, concluindo-se que é importante a prevenção das doenças orais, e especialmente os cuidados com a dentição, que devem ser
ser cultivados até na terceira idade, pois contribuem para uma maior longevidade, e
principalmente na qualidade de vida do idoso. Neste aspecto, as atividades preventivas
educacionais odontogeriátricas são imprescindíveis, e devem ser uma constante. Due to technological and scientific progress occurred in recent decades there has been a decline in birth rates and an increase in life expectancy, and consequent growth of the elderly population. It is therefore important to include the Geriatric dentistry in the curriculum of dental schools, since the increase in the number of individuals in this age group, a greater demand for dental services will be required in the coming years. The dental surgeon must be a sensitive professional, know several disciplines of science and should ensure a differentiated and individualized care. The purpose of this study was to discuss the importance of prevention in the area of Geriatric dentistry. A literature review was performed, which concluded that it is important for the prevention of oral diseases and especially the care of teeth, that should be preserved even in old age, therefore contribute to a much greater longevity and mainly the quality of life of the elderly. And concerning this, the odontogeriatrics preventive educational activities are essential and should be constant.