02/05/2010  |  
Posted in Oral Health, Pregnancy
Pregnancy & Oral Health

Every expectant mother knows that with the excitement of being pregnant comes a multitude of questions. However, when it comes to pregnancy and its relationship to oral health, well, many mothers are unaware of the questions they should be asking. They may not be aware of the link that exists between their oral health and their systemic (general) health and the impact that it can have on a developing child. For example, there is important new information that suggests that parents and their oral health may have significant influence on the development of tooth decay in their children. And with the hormonal changes, namely elevated levels of progesterone, expectant moms are at a higher risk of periodontal (gum) disease during the second to eighth months of pregnancy.


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