As quoted from page Times of India, a new study suggests that there is a relationship between oral health of pregnant women with fetal health. In fact, pregnant women who have periodontal disease, seven times more likely to have premature babies.
Doctor D Gopalakrishnan informs, “Gingivitis (gum inflammation) during pregnancy is an oral complication that affects many pregnant women and fetal health. Bleeding, swollen, red or tender gums, and even bad breath is a symptom of gingivitis during pregnancy”.
In fact, he said, eighty percent of pregnant women, on average, had complained of oral complications. And when the problem is not treated immediately, it can cause fatal health problems.
“Periodontal disease has a negative impact on the baby’s teeth and gums. This condition should be avoided and all issues must be addressed immediately to avoid complications,” said Gopalakrishnan again.
It is also important for pregnant women to regularly check the condition of oral health. Will be even better, a woman who was about to undergo a pregnancy program plan, as well as routine health check her teeth to the doctor.
Dr. Radhika Raman adds, “To start a healthy life, must be diligent brushing teeth with a soft bristle brush. Gargle with an antibacterial mouthwash is also recommended. However, it should also be consulted with your doctor before deciding to use a mouthwash.”
With maintained oral hygiene, coupled with a diet rich in fiber, minerals and vitamins, women can ensure good health during pregnancy.