Promoting Oral Health In Pregnancy

Little research has been done to understand the factors that affect the ability and inclination of low-income pregnant women to seek oral health care. In order to better understand these factors — those which encourage this group of women to seek care and those which discourage them from doing so — the researchers from the University of Connecticut School of Dental Medicine wanted to hear directly from women themselves. This brief offers information obtained both from the literature that does exist on this topic, and from direct conversations that provided input from those directly affected.