Oral Health Maintenance

  • Eliana Mitsue Takeshita
  • Fernanda Raposo
  • Lúcia R. M. Baumotte
  • Vanessa R. Carvalho
  • Ana Cristina C. Rodrigues
  • Soraya Coelho Leal


Oral health promotion and positive reinforcement play an important role in the maintenance of a good oral health condition once the dental treatment is completed. Based on this premise, some aspects such as the importance of diet control, oral hygiene, the child’s caries risk profile, and the establishment of individualized recall dental visits should be emphasized with parents. The compliance of the family to these recommendations is the key element to the success of the dental treatment, as the restorative treatment has a therapeutic effect without intervening with the etiological aspects of the disease, which are fundamental to its control. Therefore, it is paramount that a good communication channel between the family and the professional is established, as the younger the child is, the most he/she needs their assistance in maintaining a good oral health status.


Oral health Maintenance Dental caries Risk assessment Recall interval 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Eliana Mitsue Takeshita
    • 1
  • Fernanda Raposo
    • 1
  • Lúcia R. M. Baumotte
    • 1
  • Vanessa R. Carvalho
    • 1
  • Ana Cristina C. Rodrigues
    • 1
  • Soraya Coelho Leal
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Dentistry, Faculty of Health ScienceUniversity of BrasiliaBrasiliaBrazil

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