Oral Health Care During the Perinatal Period / Infant Oral Health Care

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Consequences of Poor Oral Health During Pregnancy:
A major entryway into the body, the mouth can become a source of disease or a pathway affecting other parts of the body. Oral disease is associated with an increased risk for poor birth and pregnancy outcomes, such as:

What You Need To Do:
Take care of your teeth:

Eat healthy foods and snacks:

After the Baby is Born:
It is important to keep brushing with toothpaste and flossing, eating healthy foods and getting dental care after the baby is born.

Here are some important oral health care tips for your baby’s gums and teeth:

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SOURCE: Connecticut Department of Public Health; American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry; National Institute of Health