Int Poster J Dent Oral Med 17 (2015), OMD/PDA 15. Jan. 2016
Int Poster J Dent Oral Med 17 (2015), OMD/PDA (15.01.2016)
Supplement, Poster 952, Language: English
Prevention of Dental Caries: When to Start?
Systematic Review of Literature
Vitorino, Fátima / Frias-Bulhosa, José / Martins, Alice
Although dental caries is the most prevalent chronic disease worldwide, it is also the most preventable. The priority prevention strategy is health education, and pregnancy, a teachable moment, is the ideal life stage to start it. Education and preventive dental care should start during pregnancy and continue throughout a child's life.
Keywords: Caries, Early Childhood Caries, Prevention, Pregnancy, Perinatal Period, Health Education
Poster Award: Best Poster of Literature Review.
24th Annual Congress of the Portuguese Dental Association
12.-14. November 2015
Meo Arena, Lisboa, Portugal