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Issues to consider when reporting on oral health during pregnancy

Maintaining good oral health during pregnancy is important to the overall health of women as well as their children, an interdisciplinary team of health care experts stressed in a respected 2012 national consensus statement on the topic.

“Evidence suggests that most infants and young children acquire caries-causing bacteria from their mothers,” said the authors of report sponsored by the National Maternal and Child Oral Health Resource Center at Georgetown University.

Learn more about the benefits of good oral health during pregnancy and the obstacles that many women face in obtaining care.

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