Thursday, February 16, 2012

Pregnancy and Dental Visits

As I see more and more pregnant women in the Bellevue, WA and Redmond area, I have found that pregnant women sometimes tend to neglect their own dental health.   They may delay or ignore their dental cleanings or treatment due to their pregnancy.   It is important to not only the mom-to-be, but also to the unborn baby, to continue with routine cleanings and careful management of dental decay and infection. Long term studies have shown pregnant women who do not take care of their dental health are at an increase risk for having an early premature delivery, which in turn increases the risk of having a low-birthweight baby. 

By working very closely with your primary care physician and obstetrician/gynecologists your dentist will work to ensure your oral health is at satisfactory so that mom and baby will be healthy and happy!   

From your family Bellevue dentist

Dr. Peter Chien

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