Posts tagged “Paediatric Dentistry”

The mother’s oral health during pregnancy is related closely to the oral health of her newborn. Bad oral hygiene in pregnancy has been associated with various adverse effects, such as premature delivery, intrauterine growth restriction, gestational diabetes, and preeclampsia. Most professional authorities strongly advise pregnant women to continue their usual dental care during pregnancy. Various dental therapeutic aspects raise concern among pregnant women, such as the use of local anesthetics and radiography. However dental treatment of oral conditions is safe during pregnancy and must be managed at any time during this period. 
More children living in the slums of Buenos Aires will be provided with free dental care after international dental charity Dentaid made a grant to Todos Juntos Children’s Trust, a charity dedicated to improving oral health in the Argentinian capital. 
A small community-based oral health project which has comprehensively demonstrated how effective it can be to initiate tooth-brushing programmes in schools has become the first winner of the newly created BSPD Outstanding Innovation Award.