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A Look at Periodontal Disease and Pregnancy

Last updated 4 years ago

During pregnancy, your health is important for the health of your developing baby. Women with periodontal disease are at increased risk for pre-term labor and low-birth-weight babies.

This video explains why periodontal disease causes pre-term labor. When your gums retract from around your teeth, bacteria can easily enter your bloodstream. Your body’s response is to create a chemical that increases your risk of going into labor early. By keeping your teeth and gums healthy, you can improve your own health and reduce the risk of having a pre-term baby.

You can prevent gum disease during pregnancy by visiting us at Colorado Advanced Dentistry. Dr. Snitzer and her team specialize in the treatment and prevention of periodontal disease for a healthier mouth and body. You can learn more about us and LANAP laser gum treatment by calling (720) 420-1103 or clicking on our website. 


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