Sonoma County Maternal Child and Adolescent Health

The latest MIHA Data (2016-2018) shows

only 66% of women in Sonoma County receive

Prenatal Dental Care

Dental Care During Pregnancy Can Prevent Premature Birth

Gram negative bacteria common in gingivitis, (fusobacterium nucleatum) is also the bacteria most commonly isolated in amniotic fluid cultures following premature labor without ruptured membranes.

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According to the CDC 60-75% of pregnant persons have gingivitis

Dental infections can also

´╗┐lead to Sepsis

AAP Oral Health Toolkit

Orally Dissolving Buprenorphine Tied to Severe Tooth Decay, FDA warns:

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The FDA says healthcare providers should counsel patients that severe and extensive tooth decay, tooth loss, and tooth fracture have been reported with the use of transmucosal buprenorphine-containing medicines and emphasize the importance of visiting their dentist to closely monitor their teeth.

Patients should be counseled to continue taking buprenorphine medications as prescribed and not stop suddenly without first talking to their healthcare provider as this could lead to serious consequences, including relapse, misuse or abuse of other opioids, overdose, and death.

Patients should also be educated on strategies to maintain or improve oral health while taking transmucosal buprenorphine medicines.

After the medicine is completely dissolved, the patient should take a large sip of water, swish it gently around the teeth and gums, swallow, and wait at least 1 hour before brushing their teeth, the FDA advises. This will allow time for the mouth to gradually return to oral homeostasis and avoid any mechanical damage that may occur due to brushing.

CDC Perinatal Oral Health Infographics. Click on the image to access the PDF.

During pregnancy, women may be more prone to gum disease and cavities.

If mothers have high levels of untreated cavities or tooth loss, their children are 3X more likely to have cavities.

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How to care for your teeth during pregnancy and after the baby is born

Sonoma County Maternal Child and Adolescent Health Website

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