Pregnant Women

Do you know the health of your gums affects the health of your unborn baby?

Research shows that a pregnant woman with gum disease has a better risk of having a baby too small.1 Pregnant women should see a dentist at least one time during pregnancy. Necessary treatment can be provided throughout pregnancy.

Gum Disease

  • Gum disease doesn’t hurt, so you might not know you have it.
  • If your gums bleed when you brush, you may have gum disease.
  • The best way to ease chances of gum disease is to brush your teeth at least once a day, but twice a day is better.
  • If you think you might have gum disease, see your dentist. Early gum disease is easy to treat.
1 Offenbacher, Steven, “Periodontal Infection as a Possible Risk Factor for Preterm Low Birth Weight” Journal of Periodontology 1996 October; 67 (10 Suppl): pp. 1103-1113.