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If you are an expectant mother, you have many things to consider before the baby arrives. One thing you should never forget about is your own health, especially your teeth.

Pregnancy may increase your consumption of sugary products, which can promote tooth decay, and may also result in ongoing episodes of morning sickness, a condition that can be made worse by putting a toothbrush in your mouth. Additionally, pregnant women are usually concerned about other aspects of their health, leading them to skip dental examinations.

Good oral health is particularly important throughout your pregnancy because it can actually reduce the risk of having a premature birth or delivering an underweight baby. In addition to regular brushing and flossing, you should consider scheduling any needed dental procedures during your second trimester. Dental treatments conducted earlier could interfere with early fetal development and those conducted in the third trimester could increase the risk of a premature delivery. Taking care of your teeth at the right time can help you concentrate on other things when the little one arrives!

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