Associate Professor, Department of Periodontics and Community Dentistry, Dr. Z. A. Dental College, AMU, Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh, India
*Corresponding Author: Neha Agrawal, Associate Professor, Department of Periodontics and Community Dentistry, Dr. Z. A. Dental College, AMU, Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh, India.
Received: October 31, 2017; Published: November 01, 2017
Citation: Neha Agrawal. “Advancing Oral Health in Pregnant Females”. Acta Scientific Dental Sciences 1.6 (2018).
Oral health is a critical component of overall health and wellbeing yet, oral disease remains a silent epidemic in part due to missed prevention opportunities . Physiological conditions such as pregnancy, puberty, menstrual cycle, menopause and non-physiological conditions such as hormonal contraception and hormonal therapy, all influence women’s oral health . Pregnant women have special oral health needs due to hormonal fluctuations (estrogen and progesterone), which have a strong influence on the oral cavity. Maintenance of oral health during pregnancy has been recognized as an important public health issue worldwide .
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