WOMEN’S ORAL HEALTH DURING PREGNANCY

Bhavna Singh

Abstract


Pregnancy, one of the most important milestones of a women’s life, is characterized by complex physiological changes which tend to adversely affect the oral health. Maintenance of good oral health during pregnancy is of paramount importance, owing to its possible complications with neglect. Potential risks of poor oral health and necessary precautions pertaining to dental treatment during pregnancy are outlined below.


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PREGNANCY, milestones, pregnancy

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