New Article! Improving Oral Health During Pregnancy: A Call to Action

A new commentary article from the Journal of Midwifery & Women's Health, Improving Oral Health During Pregnancy: A Call to Action, highlights the importance of optimal oral health during pregnancy to protect the health and wellness of parents and children. 

 

Poor oral health during pregnancy is linked to several negative birth outcomes. Oral health problems can persist beyond pregnancy and lead to long-term physical and social ramifications for parents, infants and young children. The purpose of this commentary is to inform clinicians, educators, and policymakers about the imperative for expanded dental benefit coverage during pregnancy and the role midwives can play to improve oral health care access and equity for pregnant individuals and their families, particularly for those disproportionately affected by the social determinants of health.

 

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