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Pregnancy and Dental Health

Posted on April 23 by
  • Gum disease is associated with preterm birth and low birth weight
  • Cavity causing bacteria in your mouth can get transferd into your child’s mouth after birth by sharing and lead to dental cavities in your child.
  • During pregnancy foundation of most of the adult teeth are laid down, So healthy eating especially calcium rich diet is important for developing teeth.

 

Every pregnant woman should be screened for oral risks, counselled on proper oral hygiene, and referred for dental treatment when necessary.

Pregnancy causes hormonal changes that increase the risk of developing gum disease It's important for you to take good care of your teeth and gums while pregnant.

With the advent of new technology dental procedures such as low dose diagnostic x-rays , periodontal treatment, restorations, and extractions are safe and are best performed during the second trimester.

Dental procedures can be best performed during the second trimester of pregnancy when most of the developing child are formed. Urgent dental care can be performed at any gestational age. Although the third trimester presents the additional problems of positional discomfort and the risk of vena cava compression.

Never the less dental health should not be ignored during pregnancy and unnecessary suffering from dental diseases should be avoided by dental checkup and appropriate treatment.

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