Oral Health Issues in Women: An Overview

Shetty, Neeta and *, Kundabala M and *, Suprabha BS (2016) Oral Health Issues in Women: An Overview. Indian Journal of Public Health Research & Development, 7 (3). pp. 28-31. ISSN 0976-0245

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Abstract

Oral health is a vital component to a woman’s overall well- being. Oral health conditions and diseases are not gender specifi c but can aff ect women diff erently. The physiological cycle in women’s life have a strong eff ect on the oral tissues. Especially pregnancy is a critical time to address oral health issues, since it has an infl uence on the child’s health. Women also face a lot social barriers which prevent them from seeking oral health care. This review article discusses the various gender related conditions that have to be taken into consideration during diagnosis and treatment of oral conditions.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Women, oral health, pregnancy, gingivitis, periodontitis.
Subjects: Dentistry > MCODS Mangalore > Conservative Dentistry
Dentistry > MCODS Mangalore > Pedodontics
Depositing User: KMCMLR User
Date Deposited: 05 Aug 2016 09:58
Last Modified: 05 Aug 2016 09:58
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/146757

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