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Study: Many Young Pregnant Women Need Better Dental Care

Posted on Friday, October 10, 2014

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Survey data from women of childbearing age in the US show that certain groups of pregnant women aren't getting appropriate dental care.

Younger pregnant women, as well as non-Hispanic black and Mexican American women, and women with low family income or low education are not getting dental care as often as others, researchers found.

Experts say dental care is especially important during pregnancy.

“In general pregnant women should not have infections that might compromise the success of their pregnancy or their own health,” said Peter Milgrom, professor of Dental Public Health Sciences and Pediatric Dentistry in the School of Dentistry at the University of Washington in Seattle.

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