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Importance of dental health in a healthy pregnancy

Posted on April 18th, 2012 No Comments

Dental experts are pushing the importance of dental health during pregnancy because of the negative side effects that poor dental health can have on a fetus.

According to dentists, pregnant women who have cavities or gum disease may increase their risk of having babies born with low birth weight and an increased risk of premature births. They also face a risk of passing along bad  habits to their kids.

Researchers in a recent study have stated that “Pregnant women who have periodontitis are two to four times more likely to have pre-term, low birthrate babies.”

Poor dental health can lead to multiple other health issues and this is why it is important to make sure you have an experienced dental experts to help you with all of your needs. Contact the Austin dentists of BridgeView Dental by calling 512-347-8299.

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