Dental Care During Pregnancy

Itís vitally important for you to take good care of your oral health while you are pregnant. Pregnancy increases your risk of developing gum disease. Oral health can affect the health of your developing baby and dental infections have been linked to preterm labor.

Below are some suggestions for maintaining good oral health as well as your babyís health and safety before, during, and after your pregnancy.

While you are pregnant



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