Pregnancy and Oral Health It’s important to visit the dentist Parents It’s Safe to Visit the Dentist When You Are Pregnant Dental treatment is safe for pregnant women, according to the American Dental Association (ADA), the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and the American Pregnancy Association. Preventive dental cleanings and annual exams are recommended during pregnancy because if dental disease is present and is not treated, it can lead to more serious health problems such as infection, pain and inability to eat. Delaying treatment until after your pregnancy may make any existing dental issues worse. X-rays using proper shielding, giving local anesthesia and necessary emergency treatments, like a tooth extraction or root canal therapy, can all be performed safely by your dentist during pregnancy. Discuss any questions or concerns you have with your dentist and physician. 9 0 0 0 0 tion Talk to your dentist about your pregnancy Your dentist is part of your healthcare team. Be sure to tell your dentist if you: are pregnant, think that you might be pregnant, or are planning to become pregnant have been told about any risks linked with your pregnancy or any special advice from your physician or obstetrician (OB/GYN) have any other medical condition have had any changes in your health or medicines you take since your last visit If you are pregnant, make sure to tell your dentist and let him or her know when the expected delivery date is. This will help the two of you plan any necessary treatments before the baby arrives. Your dentist can talk with your physician or OB/GYN about any treatment that is recommended. If you are planning to become pregnant, have your teeth professionally cleaned at your dentist’s office and schedule any needed treatment. This can help lower your risk of having a dental emergency during your pregnancy. Medication for dental procedures There are many medications that are safe to have during pregnancy, including local anesthetics and some antibiotics. Your dentist may talk with your physician to determine which medicines such as pain relievers you may take safely during your pregnancy. Discuss any questions or concerns you have with your dentist and physician. Dental x-rays Routine dental x-rays during pregnancy are generally safe. Radiation from dental x-rays is very low, and your dentist may cover your abdomen with a protective shield (lead apron). If an x-ray exam is needed, your dentist will discuss this with you and take steps to reduce your radiation exposure. Pregnancy and Oral Health: It's Important to Visit the Dentist Visiting the dentist while pregnant is not only safe, it’s critical for maintaining good oral health. Explains common oral health conditions during pregnancy such as gingivitis, tooth erosion and pregnancy tumors Encourages preventive dental cleanings Reinforces that delaying treatment until after pregnancy may make any existing dental issues worse W10020 8 panels, 50 per pack PERSONALIZE IT! DAB095 Healthy Smiles for Mother and Baby From pregnancy through baby’s first year, all mothers need this advice. Healthy Smiles for Mother and Baby: Highlights the importance of mom’s oral health and that dental care is generally safe during pregnancy Offers tips for starting baby off with healthy habits and finding a dental home Alerts moms that decay-causing bacteria can be passed to the baby W196 8 panels, 50 per pack PERSONALIZE IT! DAB020 Baby Teeth When They Come In, When They Fall Out Parents Baby Teeth: When They Come In, When They Fall Out Shed light on dental development with this illustrated brochure. Features primary and permanent dentition charts and healthy smile photos, plus a diagram of permanent teeth forming in the jaw Reassures parents that transitional dentition will often even out with time Gives the heads-up that age 7 is a perfect time for a bite check W216 6 panels, 50 per pack PERSONALIZE IT! DAB080 STANDARD BROCHURES PACKS MEMBER RETAIL 1 $28.00 $42.00 2–9 $23.80 $35.70 10+ $21.00 $31.50 PERSONALIZED BROCHURES QTY MEMBER RETAIL 150 $82.50 $124.00 400 $196.00 $300.00 800 $360.00 $540.00 Pricing for Brochures 76 ORDER BY PHONE: 800.947.4746
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