How Oral Health is an important part of a healthy pregnancy.
Periodontal disease, also known as Gum disease, is a long lasting, bacteria-induced, inflammatory condition that attacks the gum tissue and in more severe cases, the bone supporting the teeth. If left untreated, periodontal disease can lead to tooth loss and has been associated with other systemic diseases, such as diabetes and cardiovascular disease.
Several research studies have suggested that women with periodontal disease may be more likely to deliver babies prematurely or with low-birth weight than mothers with healthy gums.
Babies with a birth weight of less than 5.5 pounds may be at risk of long-term health problems such as delayed motor skills, social growth, or learning disabilities. Similar complications are true for babies born at least three weeks earlier than its due date. Other issues associated with pre-term birth include respiratory problems, vision and hearing loss, or feeding and digestive problems.
Routine brushing and flossing, and seeing a dentist for a comprehensive periodontal evaluation during pregnancy may decrease the chance of adverse pregnancy complications.
Taking good care of your mouth, teeth and gums during pregnancy can help you have a healthy pregnancy and a healthy baby.
Talk to your dentist about how can you prevent dental problems during pregnancy? and other precautions to preserve your baby’s health and teeth.
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