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LUGO ANGULO, Ercilia et al. The culture in oral health as current problem of the society. MEDISAN [online]. 2013, vol.17, n.4, pp.677-685. ISSN 1029-3019.

Health promotion constitutes one of the most important health tasks related to the work of the general stomatologist. It is a wider concept than prevention, since it comprises the biological, environmental, social and cultural fields, to mention some, where the political will of the State plays a fundamental role, for rising each day the life quality of the Cuban population regarding oral health. The results related to the promotion are mediate, of higher impact and they generally require an investment in health at long term, contrary to the medical treatments, results of which are faster, but less durable and deep. Taking in consideration these arguments, the present investigation was carried out, aimed at describing the new approaches on the health promotion and to offer a more updated information on the topic.

Keywords : health promotion; prevention; oral health; health culture.

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