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Pregnancy and Dental Health

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It is important to take care of your teeth and gums during pregnancy for the following reasons:

  • Hormonal changes during pregnancy can affect your gums causing them to become more sensitive, swollen and red. This is called “pregnancy gingivitis” or gum disease.
  • Gingivitis can lead to more serious periodontal (gum and bone) disease without good oral care.
  • Poor dental health may affect the health of your developing baby. Research shows there may be a link between periodontal disease and having a pre-term or low-birth weight baby. These babies are at greater risk of having developmental problems, asthma, ear infections, and may have a higher risk of infant death.

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Original Article Source Credits:   HealthLinkBC ,

Article Written By:  NA

Original Article Posted on:  June 2017

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