Idaho Oral Health Action Plan 2010 to 2015 outtake: GOAL #1: Prevention:
"Oral Health Care for Mothers, Infants and Children: Proper dental care during the perinatal period may help prevent pre-term and low birth weight babies and is an important aspect of overall health for pregnant women.9
Research shows mothers often transmit oral pathogens to their infants setting the stage for oral disease in their child. Delivery of oral health care is not only safe during pregnancy, but also increases the likelihood children will begin life with good oral health.
According to the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), every child should begin to receive oral health risk assessments by 6 months of age by a qualified pediatrician or a qualified pediatric health care professional."
Goal #2: Access to Care and Goal #3: Policy
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