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An Expecting Mother’s Guide To Oral Health and Dental Care

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What You Need To Know

•Not only is it safe to have a dental prophylaxis (cleaning) during pregnancy it is actually highly recommended for the baby
•Research indicates pregnant women with Periodontal Disease are 7 times more likely to have a premature birth
•While dental X-Rays are avoided during pregnancy it is safe to have dental treatment between the 14th and 20th weeks
•Expecting mothers are prone to Pregnancy Tumors-DON’T WORRY-this is simply a harmless growth that appears near the gum line during the second and third trimesters
•A pregnancy tumor affects 3% of pregnant women and is the result of hormonal changes, poor oral hygiene, trauma or an irritation