Positive Impact of Sugar-Free Chewing Gum on Pregnancy Highlights Link Between Healthy Smiles and Healthy Bodies, Says Premier Care Dental Group | News
PASADENA, Calif., April 7, 2022 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ — A Feb. 3 article on AP News discusses a study conducted in the African nation of Malawi where pregnant women were encouraged to chew sugar-free gum. They found that women who used the gum had somewhat lower rates of premature births than women who did not. Although the decline was small, the numbers were large enough to drive significant improvements for the nation. Premier Care Dental Group says that while performing a mildly beneficial act like sugar-free chewing gum can have an impact, it stands to reason that regular brushing, flossing, using mouthwash and regular visits to the dentist can help ensure better health outcomes in pregnant women and, really, all kinds of people
The dental office notes that the Malawi study is just one of many exploring the links between oral health and overall health. Associations have been established between dental disease and conditions such as heart disease, heart infections, pneumonia and, as you might expect, complications during pregnancy and childbirth. Further research has shown that the connection also works the other way around; problems such as diabetes, osteoporosis and even Alzheimer’s disease can increase the risk of serious oral health problems. Premier Care Dental Group says it therefore makes sense for patients to put their oral health first.
Premier Care Dental Group notes that the temptation to go to postpone dental visits is real, but most of the reasons people do it can be countered. Two of the most common are money worries and discomfort. The dental clinic notes that while it’s normal to worry about money, they offer payment options and can help with low-cost coverage. Additionally, patients should understand that the best protection against major and costly dental problems is good hygiene and regular visits to the dentist so that small problems can be nipped in the bud before they become serious. As for discomfort, the group notes that its team of dental professionals is mindful of patient comfort at all times. For people with more serious dental phobias, however, sedation dentistry is a common alternative. Additionally, the clinic points out that any minor discomfort during a visit to the dentist is nothing compared to the pain associated with even garden toothache, even less serious systemic health issues. Prevention is always the best way to minimize pain.
Readers who want to ensure they are taking a comprehensive approach to protecting their health can learn more about Premier Care Dental Group by calling (626) 795-6855 or visiting the group’s website at https: //www.premiercaredentalgroup.com/.
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