This week, with Mother's day fast approaching, the American Dental Association (ADA) is working overtime to remind mamas-to-be how important...
This week, with Mother's day fast approaching, the American Dental Association (ADA) is working overtime to remind mamas-to-be how important oral health is. oral healthCurrent research notes that maternal gum disease may be linked to pre-term birth, gestational diabetes, and low birth weight. As a mama here's what you can do...
  • Plan for a dental check-up before you become pregnant.
  • If pregnant, keep your dental appointments, just be sure to tell your dentist that you're expecting.
  • Eat well-balanced meals.
  • Brush at least twice daily with fluoride toothpaste and floss at least once a day.
  • Try to buy dental products that carry the ADA Seal of Acceptance.
  • If you're having sweet cravings, brush more often. The ADA notes that, "Pregnancy often causes food cravings, and constant snacking on sugary food and beverages can lead to a buildup of dental plaque... In addition, the rising hormone levels that accompany pregnancy can irritate gums already battling plaque buildup."
To learn more about oral health during pregnancy visit the ADA.

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