Oral Health Promotion for Pregnant Women
On this page:
- Maternal and Child Health Nurses - Dental Health Service Victoria
- Oral Health and Pregnancy - Australian Dental Association
- Colgate Caries Program - Dental Practice Education Research Unit
- Colgate Bright Smiles Bright Future
- Keeping Teeth and Gums Healthy During Pregnancy
- Smiles for Life: A National Oral Health Curriculum
A resource for Maternal and Child Health Nurses has been introduced by the Health Promotion Division of Dental Health Service Victoria to assist maternal and child health nurses in their health promotion, disease prevention, early detection and intervention role.
The ADA has a series of dental health information sheets on Oral Health and Pregnancy in pdf format.
The Colgate Caries Control Program includes:
Of particular relevance to pregnant women is the Practice Information Sheet: Caries Concerns in Ante and Post Natal Care
Colgate Bright Smiles, Bright Futures® is a global oral health education program aimed at improving the oral health of children around the world through education and prevention. It has online articles on Pregnancy/Prenatal Care and Oral Health, and on Pregnancy/Prenatal Care and your baby.
The Queensland Health website has, amongst other publications, a pamphlet titled Keeping Teeth and Gums Healthy During Pregnancy.
Smiles for Life: A National Oral Health Curriculum is a comprehensive oral health curriculum from America. Developed by the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine Group on Oral Health and now in its third edition, this curriculum is designed to enhance the role of primary care clinicians and educators in the promotion of oral health for all age groups through the development and dissemination of high-quality educational resources.
Modules include: the relationship between oral and general health, child oral health, adult oral health, acute dental problems, oral health in pregnancy, fluoride varnish, the oral examination and geriatric oral health.