ORAL HEALTH OF THE ELDERLY IN BRAZIL: SYSTEMATIC REVIEW

Brazilian Journal of Implantology and Health Sciences

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Início Publicação: 03/06/2019
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Área de Estudo: Ciências da Saúde

ORAL HEALTH OF THE ELDERLY IN BRAZIL: SYSTEMATIC REVIEW

Ano: 2019 | Volume: 1 | Número: 1
Autores: Éber Coelho Paraguassu, Jamille dos Passos Lacerda
Autor Correspondente: Éber Coelho Paraguassu | [email protected]

Palavras-chave: aging; geriatric dentistry; oral health; oral hygiene

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Resumo Português:

Introduction: The Brazilian population has undergone demographic changes over the years. This increase in life expectancy has resulted in the growth of the country's elderly population, necessitating giving people a aging with quality of life. 

Objective: To report the oral health conditions of the Brazilian elderly, emphasizing the quality of life of the elderly, as well as the knowledge of the caregivers regarding the hygiene and maintenance of the oral health of this population.

Material and method: This is a bibliographic study, covering the search for articles published in the last two years in the Scientific Electronic Library Online (SciELO) about "Oral Health Conditions of the Elderly in Brazil". The following descriptors were used: "dentistry", "elderly" and "oral health". In the screening of articles, using the inclusion criteria, eighteen articles were studied, of which seven articles published in 2014, ten articles published in 2015 and four articles published in 2019.

Conclusion: One can conclude with this work that there is a need for dental treatment aimed at this population, due to the pathologies from aging itself.