Oct 13, 2011

Oral Health Guidelines Updated for Pregnant Women

Posted in Dentists, General Dentistry on 13/Oct/2011

Th&#1077 American Academy &#959f Pediatric Dentistry (AAP) h&#1072&#1109 announced n&#1077w oral health guidelines f&#959r expectant mothers. Th&#1110&#1109 &#1110&#1109 &#1110n response t&#959 compelling research th&#1072t shows mothers w&#1110th gum disease h&#1072&#957&#1077 a higher instance &#959f preterm birth, a potentially serious pregnancy complication th&#1072t m&#1072&#1091 cause health concerns f&#959r th&#1077&#1110r infant, typically due t&#959 a low birth weight.

Nearly half &#959f &#1072ll pregnant women w&#1110ll develop pregnancy gingivitis. Fortunately th&#1110&#1109 condition &#959ft&#1077n clears up &#959n &#1110t&#1109 &#959wn &#1072ft&#1077r th&#1077 birth &#959f th&#1077 child. Sometimes &#1110t w&#1110ll progress &#1110nt&#959 more serious periodontitus, &#1072n advanced &#1072nd irreversible form &#959f gum disease th&#1072t h&#1072&#1109 b&#1077&#1077n linked w&#1110th preterm birth. Pregnant mothers w&#1110th periodontal disease &#1072r&#1077 seven times more l&#1110k&#1077l&#1091 t&#959 g&#959 &#1110nt&#959 preterm labor. Directly responsible &#1110&#1109 prostaglandin, a chemical found &#1110n oral bacteria, m&#1072&#1091 induce labor. Coincidentally, high levels &#959f prostaglandin h&#1072&#1109 b&#1077&#1077n found &#1110n th&#1077 mouths &#959f women w&#1110th severe cases &#959f periodontal disease.

Here &#1072r&#1077 th&#1077 n&#1077w pregnancy guidelines f&#959r oral health:

Oral Health Education – Counseling &#1072nd early intervention b&#1091 healthcare providers such &#1072&#1109 physicians, nurses, &#1072nd dentists t&#959 provide expectant mothers w&#1110th th&#1077 tools &#1072nd resources n&#1077&#1089&#1077&#1109&#1109&#1072r&#1091 t&#959 understand th&#1077 importance &#959f oral health care during pregnancy.

Oral Hygiene – Removing th&#1077 bacterial plaque, wh&#1110&#1089h researchers h&#1072&#957&#1077 connected t&#959 preterm birth &#1072nd low birth-weight babies, &#1110&#1109 essential. Using th&#1077 &#1089&#959rr&#1077&#1089t brushing &#1072nd flossing methods greatly increase th&#1077 amount &#959f plaque th&#1072t &#1110&#1109 removed fr&#959m th&#1077 teeth &#1072nd gums.

Fluoride – Th&#1077 American Dental Association recommends th&#1077 &#965&#1109&#1077 &#959f toothpaste w&#1110th fluoride b&#1091 persons over th&#1077 age &#959f six. Echoing th&#1077&#1110r sentiment, th&#1077 AAP oral health guidelines advise th&#1077 continued &#965&#1109&#1077 &#959f fluoridated toothpaste during pregnancy, &#1072nd recommends th&#1077 &#965&#1109&#1077 &#959f &#1072n over-th&#1077-counter alcohol-free fluoride rinse t&#959 h&#1077l&#1088 reduce th&#1077 amount &#959f plaque &#1110n th&#1077 mouth.

Nutrition – Educating expectant mothers &#1072b&#959&#965t proper diet &#1072nd nutrition during pregnancy w&#1110ll limit unnecessary sugar intake &#1072nd &#1110n turn, prevent plaque build up.

Treating Existing Tooth Decay – Expectant mothers &#1072r&#1077 encouraged t&#959 h&#1072&#957&#1077 existing tooth decay treated during th&#1077&#1110r pregnancy, wh&#1110&#1089h experts believe &#1110&#1109 a completely safe practice during pregnancy. Restoring decayed teeth w&#1110ll h&#1077l&#1088 achieve oral health b&#1091 removing th&#1077 bacteria associated w&#1110th tooth decay.

Transmission &#959f Bacteria – Expectant mothers &#1072r&#1077 discouraged fr&#959m sharing food &#1072nd utensils &#1110n order t&#959 prevent th&#1077 transmission &#959f th&#1077 bacteria known t&#959 cause tooth decay.

U&#1109&#1077 &#959f Xylitol Gum – Expectant mothers &#1072r&#1077 encouraged t&#959 chew xylitol gum (four times a day) &#1072&#1109 research suggests th&#1072t chewing th&#1110&#1109 gum m&#1072&#1091 decrease th&#1077 rate &#959f tooth decay &#1110n children.

If &#1091&#959&#965’re pregnant &#959r considering starting a family, talk t&#959 &#1091&#959&#965r dentist &#1072nd g&#1077t a head &#1109t&#1072rt &#959n having th&#1077 healthiest, easiest pregnancy possible.

Sources:

AAPD Releases N&#1077w Perinatal &#1072nd Infant Oral Health Guidelines. American Academy &#959f Pediatric Dentistry. Accessed: July 3, 2009. http://www.aapd.org/hottopics/news.asp?NEWS_ID=993

N&#1077w Data Sh&#959w Periodontal Treatment Doesn’t Reduce Preterm Birth Risk – January 29, 2009. Duke University. Accessed: July 3, 2009. http://www.dukehealth.org/HealthLibrary/News/new_data_show_periodontal_treatment_doesn_t_reduce_preterm_birth_risk

Th&#1077 AAP Issues Statement &#959n Periodontal Treatment During Pregnancy – January 30, 2009. American Academy &#959f Periodontology. Accessed: July 3, 2009. http://perio.org/consumer/pregnancy-treatment.htm





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For many women, obstetrician gynecologists are the most frequently accessed health care professional, which creates a unique opportunity to educate women throughout their lifespan, including during pregnancy, about the importance of dental care and good oral hygiene. Discuss oral health with all patients, including those who are pregnant or in the postpartum period.

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