Pregnancy & Oral Health

It’s never more important to look after your health, including your dental health, than when you’re expecting. Visiting the dentist is safe for the mom and baby, unless your doctor makes a different recommendation.

Your second trimester is the ideal time to visit your dentist during your pregnancy. 

Poor Oral Health Can Lead To A Premature Birth!

Studies show that women with periodontal disease are more likely to deliver their babies prematurely (more so even than alcohol use!). This is possibly because bacteria gets into your system through your gums and affects hormone levels related to inducing labour.

For more information on this, visit The Canadian Dental Hygienists Association (CDHA).

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