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Revista clínica de periodoncia, implantología y rehabilitación oral

versión On-line ISSN 0719-0107


NATA FONSECA SILVA, Ricardo et al. Periodontal profile and oral hygiene status in pregnants at maternity hospital in the state of Goias, Brazil. Rev. Clin. Periodoncia Implantol. Rehabil. Oral [online]. 2018, vol.11, n.3, pp.140-142. ISSN 0719-0107.


The aim of this study was to assess the periodontal status of women during pregnancy attended in a maternity hospital, as well as their oral hygiene habits.

Materials and Methods:

The sample was composed by 100 pregnant women, ranging from their first to ninth month of pregnancy, were examined at a maternity hospital in Goiás, Brazil. They received information about oral hygiene techniques and they were submmited a periodontal examination in a dentist’s office, where the Periodontal Screening and Recording (PSR) codes were verified along with bleeding on probing and tooth loss.


About their pregnancy period, the most (46%) were in their third trimester at the time of this study. The gingival index showed an average of 12% and 90% of the patients presented PSR Code 2. As for dental hygiene, 55% reported brushing three times a day and 48% used dental floss daily.


The most pregnant women in the third trimester, showed a prevalence for gingivitis. They reported brushing their teeth three times a day and using dental floss daily.

Palabras clave : Pregnancy; Periodontal disease; Oral hygiene; Tooth brushing; Gingival index.

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