Dentistry for pregnant women is the next step
Despite the incredible advances that have been made in dentistry in the past years, preventive dentistry still seems to be a secondary priority. Rather than primarily focusing on treating oral diseases such as dental caries and periodontitis, prevention should be emphasized as indispensable.1 Thus, good general and oral health begins when the future mother, still pregnant, strives to remain healthy, so that she can receive her baby with health and habits of life that lead to good health – extended to the whole family, since the excellent moment in which the family are opened to receive information. Therefore, a dental prenatal is extremely important and should be stimulated among pregnant women, either for their own care or to receive guidance for their babies.
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