Posted on 09 June 2022

Maintaining regular dentist appointments during a pregnancy can help protect you baby’s overall health and the future health of their teeth. Your dentist can ensure any dental care is safe for you and your baby.

Key takeaways:

  • Gingivitis during pregnancy may be a sign of gum disease, an oral condition which has been linked to low birth weight and possible premature birth.
  • When you have tooth decay, bacteria within cavities can be transmitted to your baby which could increase the baby’s risk of cavities during their childhood.
  • If you have oral conditions such as gum disease or tooth decay prior to becoming pregnant, the issues will most likely worsen during a pregnancy.

"Research links gum disease to low birth weight and even premature birth, so treating any symptoms of gum disease and taking care of your periodontal health while pregnant is paramount to supporting a healthy pregnancy and your growing little one."

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