A recent study reported in the Journal of Dental Reseach* looked at the mothers with high amounts of bacteria (mutans streptococci and lactobacilli) when they where pregnant to 2 years after their child was born.
Not surprisingly these mother's had children with increased early childhood decay.
Keep your teeth really clean for your child's sake!
(*B.W. Chaffee, S.A. Gansky, J.A. Weintraub, J.D.B. Featherstone, and F.J. Ramos-Gomez
Maternal Oral Bacterial Levels Predict Early Childhood Caries DevelopmentJ DENT RES March 2014 93: 238-244)
Pregnancy is an important time to refocus and ensure you have good dental habits. Don't be fooled by the Old Wives' tale about losing a tooth with each pregnancy!
Tell your dentist or any medical practitioner if you suspect you're pregnant. Certain medicines can affect a baby's developing teeth.
X-rays may not be recommended during pregnancy. Special care will be taken by your health practitioner if it is essential to have x-rays.
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