The Influence of Environmental Factors on the Dentition of Pregnant Women
Marta Nakonieczna-Rudnicka1, Teresa Bachanek1, Elżbieta Kobyłecka2
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1Chair and Department of Conservative Dentistry with Endodontics,
Medical University of Lublin, Karmelicka 7, 20-081 Lublin, Poland
2Department of Mathematics and Medical Biostatistics, Medical University of Lublin, Poland
Pol. J. Environ. Stud. 2013;22(3):965-970
The state of dentition of pregnant women influences both the woman's health and the baby's health, even in its prenatal life. The aim of our study was to evaluate environmental factors influencing the state of dentition of pregnant women.
The studies were conducted among 101 pregnant women from the Lublin region. Essentially, more decayed teeth were found in women smoking before pregnancy. Significantly more filled teeth were found in women not smoking before pregnancy.
The number of missing teeth and the mean number of decayed, missing, and filled teeth increased with women's age. No correlation was stated between the state of dentition and a women's education and living environment. During pregnancy, 43.56% women did not report for a dental check-up.
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