Self-Reported Awareness and Practise among Expectant Mothers Regarding Infants Oral Health and Self Oral Hygiene
Author(s): Vidushi Sheokand*
Objective: To check awareness and practise among expectant mothers regarding infant’s oral health and their oral hygiene.
Methods: A self-administered questionnaire was conducted among 120 pregnant women in SGT university, Gurugram. Data were analyzed using SPSS (v. 21), p value <0.05 was considered statistically significant.
Results: Most surveyed women were knowledgeable about dental health issues, although a large percentage did not visit dental clinics regularly during pregnancy. The results obtained from the study revealed that the expectant mothers in the higher age groups and with graduate and postgraduate degrees fared better.
Conclusion: Overall, the respondents in the present survey displayed average oral health knowledge and positive attitudes to oral health.