Control de la higiene oral en los pacientes con ortodoncia

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Ana María Quintero
Carolina García

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Ana María Quintero, Universidad Cooperativa de Colombia


Carolina García, Universidad CES

Odon. Period.

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El tratamiento de ortodoncia con aparatos fijos altera el medio ambiente oral, aumenta la acumulacion de placa, cambia la composicion de la flora y complica la limpieza para el paciente. La gingivitis y las lesiones de mancha blanca alrededor de los aparatos fijos son efectos secundarios frecuentes cuando no se implementan programas de prevencion. Los pacientes necesitan mayor orientacion profesional en la seleccion de los productos y procedimientos de salud oral mas adecuados para sus necesidades individuales, y esto es responsabilidad del profesional.  

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