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Treatment for Pregnant Women (Perinatal and Infant Oral Health)

Dentistry While Pregnant / Perinatal and Infant Oral Health

The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) recommends that all pregnant women receive oral healthcare and counseling during pregnancy. Research has shown evidence that periodontal disease can increase the risk of preterm birth and low birth weight.

Talk to Dr. Shah about the best time to receive dental treatment while you are pregnant and ways you can prevent and control dental and periodontal disease during pregnancy. Additionally, mothers with poor oral health may be at a greater risk of passing the bacteria which causes cavities to their young children. Mothers should follow these simple steps to decrease the risk of spreading cavity-causing bacteria:

  • Visit Dr.Shah before and during your pregnancy to keep your teeth and gums in a healthy state.

  • Brush and floss on a daily basis to reduce bacterial plaque.

  • Proper diet, with the reduction of beverages and foods high in sugar & starch.

  • Don’t share utensils, cups or food which can cause the transmission of cavity-causing bacteria to your children.

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