Oral Health and Pregnancy

Oral Health and Pregnancy

Healthy Moms, Healthy Babies

Pregnant women’s oral health and healthy babies -- there's a direct link. 

A mother-to-be who suffers from periodontal disease is eight times more like to delivery prematurely, or have a low-weight baby. Such moms face increased risks of heart disease and diabetes, and risk spreading their infection to their children. 

Pregnancy also makes women more susceptible to plaque build-up, tooth enamel erosion due to nausea and vomiting, cavities from indulging in cravings for sugary and starchy food, and benign growths in their mouths.

Pregnant? Here are some tips: 

And for health care providers:

NEW | Educational Videos

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Oral Health Care During Pregnancy | Presented by Charles Nathan Webb, MD, MS, FACOG

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Comprehensive Dental Care for the Pregnant Patient | Presented by Tiffany Williams, DDS, MSD

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Integrating Oral Health into Patient-Centered Primary Care | Presented by Tiffany Williams, DDS, MSD

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These presentations were originally given on March 23, 2017. 

Medicaid and FAMIS MOMS Dental Coverage for Pregnant Women 

Effective March 1, 2015, Medicaid and FAMIS MOMS will cover comprehensive dental care for enrolled pregnant women. 


Pregnant Women: 

View more information about Medicaid and FAMIS MOMS dental benefits for pregnant women.

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