Oral health and women

Clearinghouse Connector – March 2014

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Women’s oral health issues American Dental Association, 2006

Women’s oral health : the evolving science Journal of Dental Education, 2008

Explaining gender differences in caries : a multifactorial approach to a multifactorial disease International Journal of Dentistry, 2010

Why dentists should take a greater interest in sex and gender British Dental Journal, 2010

Australian context

Oral health and dental care in Australia : key facts and figures 2012 Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, 2013

Australian oral health and dental visiting in Australia : results from the National Dental Telephone Interview Survey 2010 Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, 2013

The avoidance and delaying of dental visits in Australia Australian Dental Journal, 2012


Oral health during pregnancy American Family Physician, 2008

Oral and dental health care practices in pregnant women in Australia : a postnatal survey BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth, 2008

10.5 Oral health In: Clinical practice guildelines : antenatal care : module 1 Australia. Department of Health and Ageing, 2012

Oral health care during pregnancy : a national consensus statement National Maternal and Child Oral Health Resource Center (Washington), 2012

The oral health status, practices and knowledge of pregnant women in south-western Sydney Australian Dental Journal, 2013

Midwives and oral health care during pregnancy : perceptions of pregnant women in south-western Sydney Journal of Clinical Nursing, 2011

Oral health and other characteristics of pregnant Aboriginal women compared with general population estimates Australian Dental Journal, 2013

Menopause and hormones

Oral health and menopause : a comprehensive review on current knowledge and associated dental management Annals of Medical and Health Sciences Research, 2013

Women are periodontally healthier than men, but why don’t they have more teeth than men? Menopause : Journal of the North American Menopause Society, 2008

Effects of endogenous sex hormones on the periodontum : review of literature Australian Dental Journal , 2005

Domestic violence

Domestic violence screening and intervention programmes for adults with dental or facial injury Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 2010

A collaboration to enhance oral health care for survivors of domestic violence … Journal of Dental Education, 2012

Eating disorders

Eating disorders and oral health : a review of the literature Australian Dental Journal, 2005


Cigarette smoking and tooth loss in a cohort of older Australians : the 45 and Up Study Journal of the American Dental Association, 2010

Oral cancer screening and dental care use among women from Ohio Appalachia Rural and Remote Health, 2012

Policy and health promotion

Action plan for oral health promotion 2013-2017 Victoria. Department of Health, 2013

Evidence-based oral health promotion resource Victoria. Department of Health, 2011

Improving oral health : local government action guide Victoria. Department of Health, 2013

Using qualitative methodology to inform an Indigenous-owned oral health promotion initiative in Australia Health Promotion International, 2007

Related websites

Oral Health Promotion Clearinghouse

Dental Health Services Victoria

Dental Health Services Victoria. Local Government Area (LGA) oral health profiles – added 28.10.2015

Australian Dental Association

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare Dental and oral health

Can you help us?

Women’s Health Victoria is investigating women’s oral health. If you currently work in the area of women’s oral health and would like to engage with Women’s Health Victoria on this topic, please contact us and direct your query to the Policy Officer.

How our Clearinghouse can help you

Women’s Health Victoria’s Clearinghouse has a wealth of information on gender in health in various forms. Our experienced health and information professionals can assist you to access this information.

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