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Survey: More pregnant women in U.S. visiting a dentist

May 16, 2016 By Michelle Manchir The number of pregnant women in the U.S. going to the dentist has increased 5.5 percent over the last year, according to survey data released in May from Delta Dental Plans Association. In 2015, 57.5 percent of mothers in the United States reported they visited the dentist during their […]

Survey: Many pregnant women don’t visit the dentist

Theresa Pablos DrBicuspid.com assistant editor More than 75% of pregnant women experience an oral health problem, according to a new Cigna survey of pregnant women and new mothers. The survey also found that almost half of the surveyed women did not visit the dentist during pregnancy despite having dental problems. The researchers cited cost as […]

American Oral Health Could Use a Brush-up

New data on tooth decay and cavities among American adults reveal the sad state of our pearly whites. More than 25% of American adults ages 20 to 64 have untreated tooth decay, and 91% have one tooth — or more — that has been treated for tooth decay or needs to be. Read more at […]

Healthy Teeth for a Healthy Baby: Establishing the Link between Oral Health and a Healthy Pregnancy

It is now believed that infections account for 30% to 50% of all premature and low-birthweight deliveries. Gum diseases are among the infections that can lead to these outcomes. However, gum disease can be easily treated and prevented – far more easily than the problems that can result in infancy when gum disease goes untreated […]