Improving the Oral Health of Pregnant Women and Young Children: Opportunities for Oral Care and Prenatal Care Providers
Fact Sheet, 2015
Good oral health is an important part of good overall health. Oral health is particularly important during pregnancy as hormonal changes and changes in eating patterns increase the risk for oral disease. Oral disease during pregnancy may affect not only the health of a pregnant woman, but may also affect the health of her pregnancy and potentially, the health of her infant.
This fact sheet was developed to influence oral care and prenatal care providers in Saskatchewan toward a better understanding of the importance and safety of oral care during pregnancy so that oral care becomes part of routine prenatal care.SKU: 2-805