International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Review Papers | Child Dental Health | India | Volume 11 Issue 11, November 2022 | Rating: 5.7 / 10


What is the Role of Educating Pregnant Mothers in Prevention of Early Childhood Caries - A Systematic Review

Shweta Singh [4] | Sakchhi Tiwari | Sahana S [7] | Neerja Singh


Abstract: Purpose: To summarize the evidence of the efficacy of oral health education provided to expectant mothers for preventing Early Childhood Caries (ECC). Materials & Methods: The search strategy included clinical trials in the Cocraine Oral Health groups trial registered, Pubmed, Google scholar, Science direct, Reference lists of identified randomized control trials (RCT?s) and review articles were included. Studies were selected according to the predefined inclusion and exclusion criteria. Results: The search identified 390 studies, only four of which were included. Risk ratios were calculated. The quality of the evidence was accessed by the Grade approach. Meta - analysis could not be performed. Conclusion: Oral health educational programs for expectant mothers may have a positive impact in preventing ECC.


Keywords: Early childhood caries, oral health education, Randomized control trial


Edition: Volume 11 Issue 11, November 2022,


Pages: 294 - 296


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