Birth Defects and Oral Health

by Jason 1/28/2014 8:00 AM

When you are pregnant, the advice is never-ending! But there is very little conversation around how oral hygiene may affect your pregnancy. With all the mayhem of morning sickness, sleeplessness and crazy food cravings, who has time for oral hygiene? You should. Studies show that the oral hygiene of pregnant women has an impact on the pregnancy and the health of the baby. ... more...

Toddler Oral Health: Thumb Sucking

by Jason 1/14/2014 8:00 AM

Does your child suck his or her thumb? It’s not uncommon; almost 75 percent of babies under a year of age suck their thumbs. It helps quiet kids down, and it seems harmless. Experts confirm that kids under age three benefit from the self-comfort thumb sucking provides.
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Before Your Due Date, Schedule a Date With Your Dentist’s Office

by Jason 5/1/2012 9:50 AM

Most pregnant women recognize how important their own overall health is for their baby’s health, but may ignore a critical component – their oral health. In fact, a survey of American children’s oral health conducted on behalf of Delta Dental found that nearly 4 out of 10 American mothers neglect to visit a dentist during pregnancy, which is significant to helping prevent harmful oral and overall health problems for themselves and their babies.... more...

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