2021 Volume 9 Issue 2

Self- Reported Oral Care and Oral Health Among Women During Pregnancy, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia


Kawkab Al-Turck, Norah Alsaeri, Rehab Alanazi, Ruba Alajaji, Shahad Alsulaiman, Nouf Al-Jehani, Fatimah Alodaini
Abstract

Gingivitis and periodontal infection are one of the primary conditions faced during pregnancy. Good oral hygiene practices can minimize gingival disease during pregnancy. To assess self-reported daily oral care, dental care during pregnancy, and its impact on oral health among women in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. An online structured questionnaire was constructed included; demographic data, medical condition, pregnancy status and complications, daily oral care, dental visits during pregnancy, and an Arabic version of standard Oral Health Impact Profile (OHIP-14) to quantity self-referred Oral Health-Related Quality of Life (OHRQL). A pilot study was conducted and assessed for validity. A total of (818) women answered the survey; more than half (61%) of the participants were older than 35 years, the majority (92.1%) were married. The total score of OHIP-14; the results indicated 701 women (85.7%) reported good OHRQL and 117 women (14.3%) with poor OHRQL. The total score of OHRQL showed statistically significant results with education level (P = 0.012), frequency of brushing,  flossing, has bleeding gum with brushing, and has toothache (P = 0.001), type of OBG YN clinic (P = 0.024), being diabetic during pregnancy (P = 0.022), and using medication  (P = 0.007). It is required to develop, encourage and educate women about appropriate oral health care and dental care to prevent dental and oral diseases among Saudi women during pregnancy.


How to cite this article
Vancouver
Al-Turck K, Alsaeri N, Alanazi R, Alajaji R, Alsulaiman S, Al-Jehani N, et al. Self- Reported Oral Care and Oral Health Among Women During Pregnancy, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Ann Dent Spec. 2021;9(2):79-85. https://doi.org/10.51847/7abyJXaNXw
APA
Al-Turck, K., Alsaeri, N., Alanazi, R., Alajaji, R., Alsulaiman, S., Al-Jehani, N., & Alodaini, F. (2021). Self- Reported Oral Care and Oral Health Among Women During Pregnancy, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Annals of Dental Specialty, 9(2), 79-85. https://doi.org/10.51847/7abyJXaNXw
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