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Experts stress importance of dental care during pregnancy

A new article published in General Dentistry highlights the essential need for good oral health for those who are expecting a child. The report indicates that women undergo significant changes in their mouth during the course of their pregnancy. They may suffer from gingivitis, severe swollen gums or pregnancy tumors. Although gingivitis is the same […]

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Why is Oral Health Important for Women?

Sherri’s Story When I was pregnant, I began to have some bleeding around my gums when I brushed my teeth. My gums also looked swollen, and I started to get worried. I knew many pregnant women have some gum bleeding when brushing their teeth, but I decided to have my dentist check them out anyway. […]

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What is Gum Disease?

Gum disease, or periodontal disease is a chronic inflammation and infection of the gums and surrounding tissue. It is the major cause of about 70 percent of adult tooth loss, affecting three out of four persons at some point in their life. Periodontal diseases include gingivitis and periodontitis. What causes gum disease? Bacterial plaque – […]

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