Perinatal oral health: focus on the mother

Eur J Paediatr Dent. 2019 Sep;20(3):209-213. doi: 10.23804/ejpd.2019.20.03.08.


In this paper we focus on the perinatal period, that is the time from the beginning of pregnancy to two months after birth. Indication for oral care providers are supplied about pregnancy-related oral conditions as well as recommendations about ealthy approaches to diet and oral care to expecting mothers, which should be established since infancy and childhood, with the aim of preventing tooth decay and negative effects on general health.

MeSH terms

  • Child
  • Dental Caries*
  • Diet
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Mothers*
  • Oral Health
  • Pregnancy