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Oral Health Care for Expecting Mothers and Infants

Written by
Dr. Paras Angrish
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.

Published on Apr 24, 2017 and last reviewed on Feb 19, 2019   -  2 min read


Maintenance of oral health in children is as important as in an adult. Most of the parents do not know the procedure that needs to be followed to maintain a good oral health of their child.

Oral Health Care for Expecting Mothers and Infants

Maintenance of oral care starts perinatally. The mother needs to keep her oral hygiene healthy, to establish good oral habits, and to prevent the transfer of cavity-causing bacteria to her child.

Oral Health Care for Pregnant and Lactating Women:

The perinatal period is an optimum time to educate expecting mothers about dental treatment. During the visits for pregnancy care, dentists should educate women about the following.

Oral Health Care for the Infant:

Parents should be encouraged to establish a dental routine for children by 12 months of age. It should include the following.

Maintenance and awareness are crucial to prevent a dental problem in infants.

For more information consult a pediatric dental specialist online -->


Last reviewed at:
19 Feb 2019  -  2 min read




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