Your Health For Tag "pregnancy and oral health"

  • Women's Oral Health Care
    May 1, 2015

    Women's Oral Health Care

    General oral health

    In May, many holidays celebrate women and mothers and encourage them to make their health a priority, and Delta Dental of Illinois wants to raise awareness about some of the oral health concerns that women may face. National Women's Health Week, celebrated to help women understand the steps they can take to improve their health,... More »

  • Moms-To-Be: Beware of Gestational Diabetes
    May 6, 2014

    Moms-To-Be: Beware of Gestational Diabetes

    General oral health

    Affecting nearly 18% of all expecting mothers, gestational diabetes can put both mother and baby at a higher risk of developing diabetes at a later stage in life. Gestational diabetes is a temporary condition in which healthy women experience high blood sugar levels during pregnancy. The high sugar levels in the blood can increase the... More »

  • Oral Health Tips for Expectant Mothers
    Aug. 15, 2013

    Oral Health Tips for Expectant Mothers

    General oral health

    As any woman who has been pregnant can tell you, there are many health changes that come with carrying a baby. Oral health is no exception. Here are five things to know if you or your significant other are expecting. 1) Be aware of pregnancy gingivitis symptoms. Expectant mothers experience hormone changes that can exaggerate... More »

  • Teeth Tips for Moms-To-Be
    May 28, 2013

    Teeth Tips for Moms-To-Be

    General oral health

    During pregnancy your hormones change which can contribute to “pregnancy gingivitis”. Here a few ways to protect your smile: • Maintain a good dental hygiene routine. Brush twice a day and floss at least once a day. • Pregnant women should visit their dentist more often, about every 3 months. • Rinse your mouth out... More »

  • Why Moms-to-Be Need Extra Dental TLC
    May 9, 2013

    Why Moms-to-Be Need Extra Dental TLC

    General oral health

    Ask any expecting mother what she wants to get done before her bundle of joy arrives and you'll likely be greeted with a mile-long to-do list. What may not be on that list, though, is some extra care in the dental department. Safe Window for Dental Work After a newly expecting mom makes her first... More »

  • Pregnancy Pointers
    Feb. 4, 2013

    Pregnancy Pointers

    General oral health

    Few things hold greater value than the birth of a healthy baby. Most pregnant women recognize how important their health is for their baby's health, but may ignore a critical component – their oral health.   It's common knowledge that when a woman becomes pregnant there are drastic changes in her hormone levels. These changes... More »