Pre-term Low Birth Rate

Damaging affects gum disease can have on pregnancies

Corona Virus – Dental Update

Issue Date: 15/6/2020

Dear All

Life Dental & Wellbeing is now open.

We are not running at full capacity yet as we are phasing our return to the new normal so please be patient if you are struggling to get through to us or waiting to hear back from you about an appointment. As expected, the way we operate will be a bit different but please do be reassured that we will continue to look after you and your oral health in a safe clinical environment.

If you have a dental appointment in the coming weeks we will be contacting you the day before to talk through the appointment procedure and ensure that you are happy to attend.

If you have a dental emergency please call the practice during normal working hours and we will endeavour to help you, however please be aware that there are some restrictions on the treatments we can undertake during the current Alert Status. Outside normal working hours and at weekends or on Bank Holidays please call the practice for further information that will guide you through the Out of Hours service.

We look forward to seeing you soon.

Ben Pearson and the team 

Gum disease increases the risk of delivering a low birth weight baby.

If left untreated, gum disease increases the risk of delivering a pre-term low birth weight baby. Many pregnant women are unaware of the damaging effect that gum disease can have on their pregnancy.

Due to hormonal changes in pregnancy, gums become more sensitive to harmful bacteria that are the cause of gum disease. Scientific studies have proven that if left untreated, pregnant women with gum disease are three times more likely than those with healthy gums to go into labour before 35 weeks, delivering low birth weight babies.

Gum disease can easily be avoided with a good oral care routine so make sure you visit us regularly during your pregnancy.

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