Public Health Department
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Date : 2017-02-06        Source : New Taipei City Government
IV.Oral hygiene for pregnant womenWhy should oral hygiene be of concern to pregnant women?
Women in pregnancy are prone to oral related illnesses due to the following reasons and should pay special attention to their oral hygiene:

1.The saliva of women in pregnancy is acidic and viscid

2.Increased likelihood of food residues in the oral cavity due to changes in dietary habits and increased frequency of food intake

3.Sloppiness with oral cavity cleaning due to exhaustion or laziness

4.Weakened gum tissues due to physiological changes

5.Inadeuqate calcium intake from food