Oral Health Programs for Pregnant People and Children
Taking care of your mouth and teeth during pregnancy is important for you and your baby – during and after pregnancy, and throughout life. Maintaining dental health during pregnancy can give your baby a healthy start. Gum disease may lead to low birth weight or preterm birth, and cavities are contagious – cavity-causing bacteria can spread from mother to baby.
Dental care, including X-rays and local anesthesia, is safe during pregnancy. In Vermont, pregnant women who are insured by Medicaid have no dollar limit on covered dental services during pregnancy and for two months after the end of pregnancy. Get tips for maintaining a healthy mouth during pregnancy.