Why Oral Care Remains Important During Pregnancy

Posted on Mar 6, 2019 in News
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.”

Read the full story here : https://yourdentalhealthresource.com/prenatalcheckup/

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Dr. Moira Wong – Orthodontist

An exceptionally skilled orthodontist who simply loves to improve the smiles of adults and children.

Dr Moira Wong (GDC no: 67960, UK) developed an ambition to specialise in the field of orthodontics during her time as a dentistry student at the London Hospital Medical College. After graduating in 1994, she gained experience in all fields of dentistry prior to specialisation. This included working as part of the Pennstar trauma team at the University of Pennsylvania.

Dr Wong’s career pathway began with a spell as a house officer in prosthetic dentistry at the Royal London Hospital, followed by senior house officer positions at the Bristol Dental Hospital. During this period she gained her fellowship in dental surgery and worked in the paediatric dentistry department, treating special needs children and addressing complicated developmental problems. She also worked with adults requiring the replacement of multiple teeth.

Returning to London to take up a position as a senior house officer in oral surgery, Dr Wong gained experience in dental and facial surgery. One of her busiest nights was helping with the suturing of patients following a national rail crash.

Dr Wong was then accepted onto the specialty training programme at Guy’s Hospital, where she spent a further three years gaining her master’s degree. She continued onto a consultant training programme at King’s College and St George’s Hospital, gaining her Fellowship in orthodontics. Currently less than 300 UK practitioners have this level of training, with just 5 to 10 people gaining the accreditation in an average year.

Today, Dr Wong has acquired an excellent reputation for her highly sophisticated work and approachable, communicative manner. Her ambition is to be recognised as nothing less than the best orthodontist in London.