Before the First Tooth wants prenatal care providers to spread the word that having dental care services during pregnancy is both safe and effective. Many physiological changes occur during pregnancy that may affect a woman’s teeth. Good home care and regular visits to the dentist are essential at this time. BTFT is conducting a pilot in which participating prenatal providers perform an oral health risk assessment on patients, educate them on good oral health for themselves and their infants, and refer them to dentists. If you are a prenatal care provider who is interested in participating in the pilot, please email Gina McKenney at GMcKenney@mainehealth.org.