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Gaceta Médica Espirituana

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YERO MIER, Ileana María; GARCIA RODRIGUEZ, Marisel; REYTOR SAAVEDRA, Eduardo  and  NAZCO BARRIOS, Lidia Ester. Knowledge on buco dental health in pregnant women. La California doctor's office La California. 2012. Gac Méd Espirit [online]. 2013, vol.15, n.1, pp.20-29. ISSN 1608-8921.

Background: There is doubt about oral health in pregnant women as they come to the dentistry services frequently. Objective: to identify the doubts on oral health in pregnant women in La California doctor´s office. 2012. Methodology: A descriptive and observational study was carried out, the population and sample were 93 pregnant women who attended the dentistry consultation. Different risk factor affections were analysed. Each pregnant woman was surveyed by the WHO. The data were introduced in a data base presented in absolute and relative tables and contingency tables. Results: the prevailing ages were 20-24, gingivitis as the most frequent dental affection followed by dental caries, deficient oral hygiene and a cariogenic diet were the prevailing risk factors. The level of knowledge of this population is evaluated as poor. Conclusions: the low level of knowledge about oral health together to the prevailing risk factors lead to the presentation of oral diseases in pregnant women.

Keywords : knowledge; oral health; pregnants.

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