Evidence-Based Guidelines and Resources
Dental treatment during pregnancy is both safe and effective
- According to The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologist’s Committee Opinion on Oral Health Care during Pregnancy, “regular dental care is a key component to good oral and general health,” and “women should be counseled about the maintenance of good oral health habits throughout their lives as well as the safety and importance of oral health care during pregnancy.”
- According to the National Consensus Statement on Oral Health Care During Pregnancy, preventive, diagnostic, and restorative dental treatment during pregnancy are all considered both safe and effective in improving oral health.
- Community organizations working with pregnant women can play a major role in educating women and families about good oral health behaviors as well as linking families with dental resources in their communities.