Quality of life during pregnancy and its influence on oral health: a systematic review.

  • María José Aguilar Cordero Depto de Enfermería. Facultad de Ciencias de la Salud. Universidad de Granada, España. Grupo de Investigación CTS 367. Plan Andaluz de Investigación. Junta de Andalucía, España. Complejo Hospitalario Universitario de Granada, España.
  • Ximena Alejandra Leon-Rios Grupo de Investigación CTS 367. Plan Andaluz de Investigación. Junta de Andalucía, España. Fundación Pública de Investigación Biomédica, Andalucía Oriental (FIBAO) Granada, España.
  • Tania Rivero-Blanco Grupo de Investigación CTS 367. Plan Andaluz de Investigación. Junta de Andalucía, España. Fundación Pública de Investigación Biomédica, Andalucía Oriental (FIBAO) Granada, España.
  • Raquel Rodriguez-Blanque Depto de Enfermería. Facultad de Ciencias de la Salud. Universidad de Granada, España. Grupo de Investigación CTS 367. Plan Andaluz de Investigación. Junta de Andalucía,
  • Manuela Expósito-Ruiz Fundación Pública de Investigación Biomédica, Andalucía Oriental (FIBAO) Granada, España.
  • Jose Antonio Gil-Montoya Depto de Estomatología. Facultad de Odontología Universidad de Granada, España.

Abstract

Abstract: Objective: To perform a systematic review of scientific literature on the impact of oral health on the quality of life of pregnant women. Methods: A systematic search following PRISMA guidelines was carried out and 16 specific articles/studies on the subject were selected. Results: Pregnant women's quality of life (QoL) is related to age, number of pregnancies, pain, difficulty eating and presence of dental caries. Quality of life was directly related to oral health. Conclusions: It was found that most studies associating QoL and oral health during pregnancy were cross-sectional and observational; therefore, for a better understanding of these impacts, performing longitudinal studies from the beginning of pregnancy until postpartum is necessary. The need for preventive oral health counseling and dental care assistance during pregnancy is highlighted.
Published
2019-02-11
How to Cite
AGUILAR CORDERO, María José et al. Quality of life during pregnancy and its influence on oral health: a systematic review.. Journal of Oral Research, [S.l.], v. 8, n. 1, p. 74-81, feb. 2019. ISSN 0719-2479. Available at: <http://joralres.com/index.php/JOR/article/view/joralres.2019.011>. Date accessed: 25 june 2019. doi: https://doi.org/10.17126/joralres.2019.011.

Keywords

pregnancy; quality of life; oral health; dental caries; periodontal disease.