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Gen Dent. 2010 May-Jun;58(3):176-80.

Prenatal dental care: a review.

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Postdoctoral Education in Pediatric Dentistry, Ohio State University College of Dentistry, and Nationwide Children's Hospital, Columbus, OH, USA.


Good oral health during pregnancy is necessary for the health of both the mother and the baby. Dental care during pregnancy is safe, effective, and recommended, yet many dental professionals delay treatment due to concerns for fetal safety. This article discusses common dental findings and treatment considerations during pregnancy. Oral health professionals should promote the safety of dental care during pregnancy.

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