During pregnancy, there is an increased production of hormones like estrogen, progesterone and others. Changes in hormone levels are thought to cause shifts in oral bacteria and change reaction of the body to infection, which often leads to development of gum inflammation also known as gingivitis.
To help prepare and avoid this, there is a range of educational resources below.
This continuing education course will review the current scientific evidence about the association between oral health and pregnancy outcomes and to evaluate best practices for optimal dental treatment of women before, during, and following their pregnancies.
Dentists, Dental Hygienists, Dental Assistants, Dental Students, Dental Hygiene Students, Dental Assistant Students