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How to Avoid Pregnancy Gingivitis

From the Show: Health Radio
Summary: Pregnancy gingivitis is a possible health threat for pre-term delivery or stillbirth.
Air Date: 1/28/16
Duration: 10
Host: Melanie Cole, MS
Guest Bio: Susan Maples, DDS
Susan MaplesDr. Susan Maples is a Lansing area native and has practiced dentistry in Holt for 27 years.

"Dentistry is a blessing to me," says Susan. "I can't imagine anything I'd rather be doing than this! It's a joy to make such a positive difference in the lives of my patients and team members."

As a life-long student under some of the most renowned teachers in her field, she has successfully blurred the lines between work and play. Enhancing her education is not just a responsibility she holds dear, but a passionate hobby.
  • Book Title: Blabber Mouth! 77 Secrets Only Your Mouth Can Tell You To Live a Healthier, Happier, Sexier Life
How to Avoid Pregnancy Gingivitis
Even though your dentist is constantly reminding you to brush, floss, and rinse daily, it's easy to skip a step if you're rushed out the door in the morning or too tired at night.

However, if you knew that what goes on inside your mouth has a direct impact to what goes on in the rest of your body, would that cause you to make sure you did it every day?

For example, pregnancy gingivitis is a possible health threat for pre-term delivery or stillbirth.

In addition to regular brushing and flossing, are there other steps women can take to ensure good oral health habits and have healthier and safer pregnancies?

Listen in as Susan Maples, DDS, shares the importance of oral health, as well as the warning signs of pregnancy gingivitis.

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