Your teeth are pregnant too

By Sarah Barnett In Health

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22nd October, 2011
Pregnant women are inundated with advice and dictums from the moment they get the double-blue line: exercise, but get plenty of rest; don’t gain too much weight, but don’t lose any either; take folate and fish oil, but not vitamin A; eat healthily, but not sushi or hummus. Yet one of the risk factors for poor birth outcomes – low birth weight and preterm labour – is all but ignored, and that’s the dental health of the pregnant woman. There’s a bit of a “disconnect” between the medical community of doctors and midwives who look after pregnant women and the periodontal community, ...

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