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19 Oct 2015 - 06:48:50 pm

Flossing Away Your Chances Of Preterm Labor

Who would think that something as simple as flossing during pregnancy, would stop a woman from having preterm labor.

During Pregnancy it is very common to have dental problems due to the shift of hormones in your body. One way of preventing dangerous bacteria from invading your gums, is to floss daily. The bacteria in gingivitis (also knownas gum disease),has been found in the amniotic fluid of an unborn child. A study done at the University of North Carolina showed that women with periodontal disease were seven times more likely to have a preterm baby or a baby dentist of low birth weight. It is by far an inexpensive healthy choice to make to keep your baby and yourself healthy during pregnancy.

You should see your dentist for a cleaning while pregnant and let them know you are pregnant so that you can be dentist shielded with a lead apronagainst x-rays that can be harmful to dds your baby. Brushing your teethtwice a day, flossing, and visiting your dentist while pregnant is very important to keep your gums healthy. Avoiding sugary foods will also help prevent gum diseases

Visit your local Walgreen's dental or CVS pharmacy to pick up your dental floss. As my dentist always informed me about flossing "Get that mirror Dirty". Flossing should always be a part of everyone's dental hygiene but it is really most important during pregnancy.

There are so Dental Assistance many things that can trigger preterm labor, but keeping your teeth healthy is a small price to pay for such a large benefit. Any major dental work that is needed during pregnancy is not recommended due to numbing agents, such as novacaine, that can pass through to the placenta. Most dentist will recommend that you put off major dental work, unless it is an emergency, until after the delivery of your baby.

Proper dental hygiene will lead you to provide great hygiene to your sweet little bundle dental care of joy also. Most women will not seek dental care during pregnancy out of fear, however it is just as important to see your dentist as it is to see your obstetrician.

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