Test Your Knowledge on Pregnancy and Oral Health
Receiving professional dental care during pregnancy is key to ensuring both oral and overall health. How much do you know about providing safe and effective care to this population?
Poor maternal oral health can increase the risk of pregnancy complications.
The oral health of the mother is unrelated to the oral health of the newborn.
Despite strong evidence supporting the benefits of dental care during pregnancy, many health care providers and expectant mothers defer diagnostic, preventive, and restorative dental treatment.
A causal link between periodontitis and low birthweight has been identified.
Pregnancy gingivitis is caused by gingivae’s exaggerated immunological response to plaque-biofilm.
Patients with morning sickness that includes vomiting over an extended period may experience demineralization and acid erosion of enamel surfaces.
Current evidence and practice guidelines assert that dental treatment is safe throughout pregnancy.
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