Pregnancy and Dental Health
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.
Original Article Source Credits: HealthLinkBC , https://www.healthlinkbc.ca/
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Original Article Posted on: June 2017
Link to Original Article: https://www.healthlinkbc.ca/healthlinkbc-files/pregnancy-dental-health