An Aurora Pediatric Dentist Recommends A Dental Exam Before Pregnancy

The increased hormone growth that a pregnancy brings on can make teeth and gums even more susceptible to bacteria. To avoid the risk of infection, an Aurora pediatric dentist recommends that a mother to be check in with her dentist throughout the nine months of her pregnancy.

Aurora pediatric dentist research reports have shown that there is a connection between periodontal disease in the mother, and premature birth. It is believed by some that the risk is higher than from smoking, or consuming alcohol during pregnancy.