Why Oral Care Remains Important During Pregnancy

Pregnancy can be a time when you may not think about booking your next dentist appointment. Yet research suggests having good oral health can be important for both parent and baby.

Key takeaways:

  • Treatment for dental issues such as gum disease and tooth decay, are safe to receive when pregnant.
  • Research has linked gum disease with premature birth and low birth weight due to bacteria entering the bloodstream.
  • With regular dental check-ups you can help prevent transferring bacteria related to tooth decay to your child.

“If your smile contains bacteria that cause tooth decay, you could pass these bacteria on to your child through kissing, sharing utensils, and otherwise transferring saliva once your baby is born.”

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