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Health Tip: Take Care of Your Teeth During Pregnancy
Brush and floss daily

By Diana Kohnle

(HealthDay News) -- While you're pregnant, make sure you pay attention to your teeth and gums.

The American Dental Association offers these mouth-healthy suggestions for pregnant women:

  • Brush twice daily with a fluoride toothpaste. Floss daily, as well.
  • Snack only in moderation, and make sure to eat a balanced diet.
  • Visit a dentist regularly for checkups and cleanings.
  • Talk to your dentist about a night-time antimicrobial mouth rinse if you have trouble controlling plaque.

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