Pregnancy and Dental Health

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This one-page handout educates women about the need for good dental care and good nutrition during pregnancy. It explains that women are more prone to tooth decay and gum disease during pregnancy, and discusses the relationship between the mother's oral health and the baby's overall health. The document outlines the importance of proper nutrition during pregnancy to the overall health and well-being of the infant.

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California Dental Association
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Yes
The English language resource was created or reviewed by a medical professional for quality and accuracy.
Development Method:
Translation from English text
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Keywords:
Dental care, Dental caries, Dental plaque, Female, Gingivitis, Infant, newborn, Mothers, Oral health, Oral hygiene, Pregnancy, Prenatal nutritional physiological phenomena, Toothbrushing, Women's Health
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Date Last Reviewed:
5/26/2017
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