SYDNEY, Australia: For some women, hormonal changes that occur owing to pregnancy can lead to oral health problems such as dental caries and periodontal disease. A newly published study out of Australia has sought to investigate whether the treatment of gingivitis in expectant mothers can affect pregnancy outcomes. The researchers found that it could help to reduce the likelihood of preterm birth.
COPENHAGEN, Denmark: In a recent study, researchers examined the dentate status and the frequency of preventive dental visits of Danish adults over a period of 30 years. Additionally, they assessed whether the patients’ oral health had been influenced by social determinants. The study found that, although Danes now show a significant improvement in their oral health behaviours, there are still social inequalities in dental health across the population. In light of the findings, the researchers highlighted the need for sociopolitical actions to help improve the dental health of Danes across various social backgrounds.
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