Dental health and pregnancy…

This is an interesting finding…many of us neglect our oral health. It is important to see a dentist regularly as the mouth is a source of many systemic infections.

So if you are trying to get pregnant make sure you also see your dentist.


Study of 3416 pregnant Australian women

Women with gum disease took longer to get pregnant

Dental hygiene just part of “whole package of healthy lifestyle”

WOMEN who wish to fall pregnant should be advised to brush their teeth and floss regularly as gum disease affects chances of conception, a fertility conference in Stockholm was told.

Periodontal disease can delay the time it takes to conceive by two months on average, an effect similar to that of obesity in women, the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology (ESHRE) heard today at its annual meeting.

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News Moms Need: Dental health during pregnancy

Dental Health is very important  to our general good health. There are many bacteria in our mouths and if we do not have good dental health there is the chance of  that bacteria affecting our systemic health.

So here is a link to dental health when you are pregnant…but also talk to your parents and children about maintaining good oral health.

“Dental health during pregnancy

It’s best to have your teeth cleaned and checked for any trouble spots before pregnancy, but being pregnant is no reason to avoid your dentist.

During pregnancy, your gums are more likely to become inflamed or infected. Most pregnant women have some bleeding of their gums, especially while brushing or flossing their teeth. Inflamed gums are called “gingivitis.” Infected gums are called “periodontal disease.” You may also notice that your mouth produces more saliva during pregnancy. Your gums and teeth may change during pregnancy because of hormonal changes. Increased blood flow throughout your body can cause swelling, sensitivity and tenderness in your gums.

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