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Thursday, September 01, 2011

USA - Prenatal periodontal care urged for babies' health

Prenatal periodontal care urged for babies' health
By Amy Karon of the Journal Sentinel
Aug. 30, 2011
When Michelle Hamberlin learned she was pregnant in April, it gave her one more reason to seek treatment for a broken, abscessed tooth and swollen gum.
Dental infections during pregnancy can pose a risk to both mother and baby, experts say.But for Hamberlin, 21, deciding to see a dentist was one thing.
Finding one was another.
"I called everyone listed in the book," said Hamberlin, one of more than 4,700 pregnant women in Milwaukee County in July eligible for dental coverage through BadgerCare Plus, the state's Medicaid program for pregnant women and families.
"They had a three-month waiting list, or their numbers were disconnected, or they said they weren't taking my insurance."............

In Milwaukee where the water is fluoridated:NYSCOF


  • For Americans in their 30s and beyond, the threat of gum disease (periodontal disease) is a very real and potentially dangerous condition. Gum disease is particularly dangerous because the progression of the disease is often painless, going undetected until it creates serious problems.
    Although genetics may play a small role in its development, doctors agree that gum disease is most often directly related to how well people care for their teeth and gums.


    By Blogger fducoindmd, at 01 December, 2011  

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