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Oral Health: A Crucial Aspect of Prenatal Care

Oral Health: A Crucial Aspect of Prenatal Care

Oral Health: A Crucial Aspect of Prenatal Care

Oral health is an aspect of health that is often overlooked, yet it plays a significant role in our overall well-being. This is particularly true for pregnant women and children, whose oral health could greatly impact their general health. Pregnancy, while a beautiful phase, may make women more prone to dental issues like cavities and gum disease. Consequently, it is essential to recognize and address the importance of oral health during pregnancy and early childhood.

Oral Health during Pregnancy

During pregnancy, hormonal changes may make the gums more susceptible to plaque, leading to inflammation and bleeding. This, coupled with changes in diet and routine, may increase the risk of dental problems. Poor oral health during pregnancy can have adverse effects not only on the mother but also on the baby. It may lead to poor oral health outcomes for the baby, such as early childhood caries, a term used to describe severe tooth decay in infants and toddlers.

Tools and Resources

The CDC and the American Academy of Pediatrics have great resources and more information for children and pregnant women. Click here to learn more.


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