In a recent article titled, OB-GYNs Encourage Pregnant Patients To See a Dentist, posted in American Dental Association News, written by Craig Palmer, the article states:
Teeth cleanings and dental X-rays are safe for pregnant women, according to recommendations issued by The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG). OB-GYNs are being advised to perform routine oral health assessments at the first prenatal visit and encourage their patients to see a dentist during pregnancy.
“Oral health is an important component of general health and should be maintained during pregnancy and through a woman’s lifetime,” the committee said. “Maintaining good oral health may have a positive effect on cardiovascular disease, diabetes and other disorders.”
The ACOG committee recommends that obstetricians and gynecologists:
Source: ADA News, September 16, 2013 – Volume 44 No. 17
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