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Oral care during pregnancy.
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PMID:  9348969     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
There is no reason why pregnancy should result in the mother losing calcium from her own teeth. Many pregnant women find their gums bleed during toothbrushing. This is due to hormonal changes and increased sensitivity to dental plaque. Careful, thorough toothbushing twice a day will help minimise this problem. Sugary snacks are best avoided, but if not it will help preserve dental health to follow them straightaway with foods that stimulate the flow of saliva, such as cheese or sugar-free chewing gum. All pregnant women should be encouraged to attend a dentist early in pregnancy. All NHS dental check-ups and treatment are free during pregnancy and for 12 months after the birth.
J Bowsher
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Professional care of mother and child     Volume:  7     ISSN:  0964-4156     ISO Abbreviation:  Prof Care Mother Child     Publication Date:  1997  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1997-12-11     Completed Date:  1997-12-11     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9301173     Medline TA:  Prof Care Mother Child     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  101-2     Citation Subset:  N    
University Dental Hospital Trust, Cardiff.
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MeSH Terms
Dental Care / methods*
Oral Hygiene / methods*
Prenatal Care / methods*

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