Is it safe to visit the dentist while I am pregnant?
Yes, it is safe and recommended to see a dentist while you are pregnant. Women on Medicaid are covered while they are pregnant. For more information regarding pregnancy and oral health care see: www.mouthhealthy.org/en/pregnancy/
What are the oral health care recommendations for adults over 60?
Maintaining good oral health is very important as unhealthy bacteria can not only affect your teeth and gum health, but may be associated with other systemic medical conditions. For more detailed information see: www.mouthhealthy.org/en/adults-over-60/
The American Academy of Pediatrics Dentist and American Academy of Pediatrics both say a child should have their first dental visit by age 1.
This is also a great time for parents to bring questions they may have for the dentist.
For more information see: www.mychildrensteeth.org/education/faq/#19
How do I know if my child is getting enough fluoride?
Communicate with your pediatric or general dentist, they will know the levels where you live and can make appropriate recommendations. For more detailed information regarding this and other questions regarding children's oral health the American Academy of Pediatric Dentist has a great Q&A link at www.mychildrensteeth.org/education/faq/#30