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While pregnancy is an exciting time, it is also a critically important time for your unborn child’s health. With so much to do to prepare for an infant, the last thing on an expectant mother’s mind can be a dental checkup. The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) recommends that expectant mothers receive routine oral healthcare during pregnancy and maintain excellent oral health.

Why are perinatal dental checkups important?

Research has linked periodontal disease with increased risk of preterm birth and low birth weight. Talk to your doctor or dentist about ways you can prevent periodontal disease during pregnancy.

Additionally, mothers with poor oral health may be of a greater risk of passing the bacteria which cause cavities to their young children. Mothers should follow these simple steps to decrease the risk of spreading cavity-causing bacteria: