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J Obstet Gynecol Neonatal Nurs. 2016 Jul-Aug;45(4):565-73. doi: 10.1016/j.jogn.2016.04.005. Epub 2016 Jun 6.

Oral Health in Pregnancy.

Abstract

Oral health is crucial to overall health. Because of normal physiologic changes, pregnancy is a time of particular vulnerability in terms of oral health. Pregnant women and their providers need more knowledge about the many changes that occur in the oral cavity during pregnancy. In this article we describe the importance of the recognition, prevention, and treatment of oral health problems in pregnant women. We offer educational strategies that integrate interprofessional oral health competencies.

KEYWORDS:

gingivitis; oral health; periodontal disease; pregnancy; women's health care

PMID:
27281467
DOI:
10.1016/j.jogn.2016.04.005
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