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Gaceta Médica Espirituana

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GOMEZ PORCEGUE, Yillian  and  MACIAS ESTRADA, Leonel. Oral health in a pregnant women group. South area. Sancti Spíritus. 2014. Gac Méd Espirit [online]. 2015, vol.17, n.3, pp.48-55. ISSN 1608-8921.

Background: Oral diseases are frequent in pregnancy. Objective: To describe the oral health condition in a pregnant women group South Area.  Sancti Spíritus. 2014. Methodology: It was carried out a descriptive, transversal and observable study from September 2013 to January 2014. The universe was composed by 60 pregnant women, assisted in consultation which was the sample to be studied. Results: The prevailing age was from 25-30; dental caries was the most frequent dental affection followed by gingivitis, deficient oral hygiene and a cariogenic diet were the prevailing risk factors and a high COP-D index. Conclusion: Dental caries as the most frequent dental affection in pregnant women followed by gingivitis, the COP-D index was high and increase with age; deficient oral hygiene and a cariogenic diet were the prevailing risk factors.

Keywords : Oral health; oral hygiene; pregnant women; oral diseases.

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