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Can oral health affect overall health in pregnancy?

8 doctors weighed in
Dr. Maryam Chiani
Dentistry
3 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Oral health is important since having a cavity or gum disease in the mouth is the same as having an infection in any other part of your body.
This will affect the mother's health as well as the baby's.

In brief: Yes

Oral health is important since having a cavity or gum disease in the mouth is the same as having an infection in any other part of your body.
This will affect the mother's health as well as the baby's.
Dr. Maryam Chiani
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Dr. Kyle Shank
Dentistry
2 doctors agree

In brief: Most definitely

Oral hygiene is especially important during pregnancy.
The presence of inflammatory factors in the gums found in gum disease has been shown to have a link with an increased incidence of pre-term low birthweight babies.

In brief: Most definitely

Oral hygiene is especially important during pregnancy.
The presence of inflammatory factors in the gums found in gum disease has been shown to have a link with an increased incidence of pre-term low birthweight babies.
Dr. Kyle Shank
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Dr. Mark Bornfeld
The association between maternal periodontal disease and low birth weight is far from an established fact, as a quick search of the literature will show (here's just one such recent study: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22482259 ).
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
Preventive Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

Depending on the nature of the oral health.
E.G.Gingivitis is due to deficiency of coenzyme q 10 and would be reflected in overall health that is necessary for pregnancy.

In brief: Yes

Depending on the nature of the oral health.
E.G.Gingivitis is due to deficiency of coenzyme q 10 and would be reflected in overall health that is necessary for pregnancy.
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