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A Look at Pregnancy and Dental Care

July 25, 2008

photo of pregnant womanOf the more than 6 million American women who will become pregnant this year, an estimated quarter to half will likely visit a dentist.  Although dental care is generally considered safe during pregnancy, little clinical trial data exist on the subject.  In the June issue of the Journal of the American Dental Association, a team of scientists compare the safety outcomes from a large NIDCR supported clinical trial in which pregnant women received scaling, root planning, and other dental treatments. 


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