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VILLALON FERNANDEZ, Paula Celerina; HERNANDEZ FERNANDEZ, Gisselle Leylí; SIMON RODRIGUEZ, Josefa  y  ABAD VILLALON, Sucel. Self-care of the gingiva and periodontal health. Rev. inf. cient. [online]. 2018, vol.97, n.4, pp.868-879. ISSN 1028-9933.


in Cuba attention to oral health is prioritized, which is determined by various factors, including incidence of periodontal disease that now a day is recognized as a health problem, it damages the individual as well as biopsicosocial well-being.


stomatologists provide the theoretical bases that allow them to enrich their preparation on the subject periodontal disease thus improve their contribution to prevent primary care level to oral health.


the references related to periodontal disease in the Faculty of Medical Sciences of Guantanamo are systematized, from January to July 2017.


first stage of periodontal disease is known as gingivitis. Periodontal disease affects 20% of the world population. The gingiva care to prevent periodontal disease requires the individual to appropriate the essential knowledges that will enable this purpose, so that they are able to perceive the risk of it and contribute to actions with the aim of protecting periodontal health.


theoretical basis for understanding the need to develop in patients offer culture of gingival care by a periodontal health. The value of stomatology, family, school, community media and reiterated responsible for education as social agents of the population depending on periodontal health promotion and prevention of periodontal diseases.

Palabras clave : periodonto; periodontal disease; periodontal health; periodontal self.

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