Oral Health in Pregnancy

Erin Hartnett, Judith Haber, Barbara Krainovich-Miller, Abigail Bella, Anna Vasilyeva, Julia Lange Kessler

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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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)565-573
Number of pages9
JournalJOGNN - Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, and Neonatal Nursing
Volume45
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1 2016

Keywords

  • Gingivitis
  • Oral health
  • Periodontal disease
  • Pregnancy
  • Women's health care

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics
  • Critical Care
  • Maternity and Midwifery

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