The oral health of the mother would have an impact on that of her future children, according to the results of a study by researchers from the Dental University of Texas (United States). The germs are said to be contagious from mother to child. As few pregnant women take care of the health of their teeth, researchers recommend monitoring that of babies.
Researchers from the Dental University of Texas (USA) warn that the oral health of mothers has a link to their overall health and that of babies. And that despite this fact, too few pregnant women consult a dentist before or during their pregnancy. They also inform about the first health actions to remember from the birth of baby.
“Statistically, mothers with unhealthy teeth are at risk of having premature and underweight babies,” explains Professor William Wathen of the Texas Dental University. of the mother who contaminate the child as long as he has not developed his own oral flora”.
Recommendations once the baby is born
Experts point out the need to
– Consult a dentist from the baby’s 6 months and renew the follow-up every 6 months
– As soon as the first teeth have grown, clean them with a damp cloth
– Avoid giving sugary drinks from the bottle, which favors the appearance of the first cavities.
– Clean baby teeth with toothpaste suitable for children and check that brushing has been done well twice a day.
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