Posts tagged ‘Pregnancy’

5 Post-Natal Tips for Adorable Smiles

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As we mentioned in a previous post, dental care for our little ones begins well before they’re born! That’s because what mom eats and how she takes care of her own teeth during pregnancy does everything from providing the vitamins and minerals needed for the baby’s teeth to form to reducing the baby’s risk for dental decay later in life.

Of course, baby care goes into high gear after birth. Caring for a new one’s gums and teeth, however few there are, should be high on the list of a new parent’s priorities, post-natally and beyond. The latest Centers for Disease Control and Prevention research shows that cavities are on the rise among the youngest of grinners.

Here’s a list of baby-care basics to shoo off dental decay – a chronic disease affecting too many of today’s toddlers. (more…)

July 30, 2012 at 8:46 pm 2 comments

Defend Your Infant’s Teeth – from Pregnancy On

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The fight against progressive tooth decay in little ones begins before the children are born. How can this be the case? According to FirstDentalVisit.com’s “Dental Health for Mothers,” the presence of untreated caries in mom’s mouth – prenatally – can put her child at risk for severe dental caries.

What Mom Eats…

It makes sense. An expectant mother’s diet provides all the good stuff, from calcium and phosphorous to a range of vitamins and minerals that babies need for their teeth to form – a process that begins just over a month after conception.

According to First 5 Sacramento, diet and dental health deficiencies during pregnancy may cause changes in baby’s tooth formation and leave their teeth at greater risk for decay later in life. So it may not be too surprising to learn that children of mothers who consume sugar in large quantities are four times more likely to suffer from tooth decay than those of moms with low sugar consumption. (more…)

March 27, 2012 at 6:05 pm 5 comments


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