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Therapeutic expectations: Dentistry relies less on dental plaque as a major etiological factor OR On the dental needs of young orthodontic patients (12-20 years old)

By Alberto Consolaro, Daniele Nóbrega Nardoni, Leopoldino Capelozza Filho, Paulo Henrique X. Franco and José Antônio Z. Cappellozza


In Brazilian cities and states governed efficiently with wealth ethically administered, carious and periodontal diseases have prevalence rates similar to those found in socially developed European countries. This shift in reality, noticed over the last 15 years, reflects on changes in the etiological factors related to patients' major expectations and needs - especially young and orthodontic patients - which turn out to be a result of dental trauma, malocclusion, facial aspect, dental agenesis and iatrogenesis. Under such conditions, patients begin to appreciate the value of tooth position, color and shape, their smile and function: details become relevant. Carious and periodontal diseases remain an issue, not only from a preventive prospect, but also from a curative one. Nevertheless, it should be noted that changes and development are inevitable, and we should be prepared to contribute to the wellbeing of people, particularly regarding their novel needs and expectations

Topics: Planejamento ortodôntico, Cárie, Doença periodontal, Etiologia, Traumatismo dentário, Dentistry, RK1-715
Publisher: Dental Press Editora
Year: 2016
DOI identifier: 10.1590/2177-6709.21.1.018-023.oin
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