publication . Article . 2016

Oral health status of pregnant women in north of Iran (2010-11)

E Khodadady; Sh Seyyed; S Khafry; Z Dehghan;
Open Access Persian
  • Published: 01 Sep 2016 Journal: مجله دانشگاه علوم پزشکی گرگان (issn: 1562-4765, eissn: 2008-4080, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Golestan University of Medical Sciences
Abstract
Background and Objective: Gum diseases and dental caries are the most prevalent diseases in societies with different cultures particularly among pregnant women. This study was done to evaluate the oral health status of pregnant women in Gonbad Kavous, northern Iran. Methods: This descriptive - analytical study was conducted on 400 pregnant women aged 20 to 40 years old in Gonbad Kavous, northern Iran during 2010-11. Demographic and oral examination information was recorded in a chick list. The obtained data were evaluated by DMFT index (Decay, Missing, and Filling Teeth) and OHI-S index (Oral Hygiene Index-Simplified). Results: The average of DMFT index was 3.29...
Subjects
Medical Subject Headings: stomatognathic diseases
free text keywords: Pregnancy, Oral and dental health, Decay - missing and filling teeth, Oral hygiene index-simplified, Iran, Medicine, R, Medicine (General), R5-920
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