Did you know?

• Chewing four pieces of xylitol gum each day while you’re pregnant may decrease the baby’s caries (tooth decay) rate, according to the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry.
• Almost one in four people age 65 and older have lost all of their teeth, according to the American Academy of Periodontology.
• Some heart patients are advised to take antibiotics before undergoing dental procedures. The American Dental Association suggests these patients include those with artificial heart valves and certain congenital heart defects.
• Mothers who have poor oral health can infect their unborn children with bacteria that cause cavities at a young age, according to the AAPD.

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