Can stress while I am pregnant affect my oral health?

People who experience stress, whether it is financial, work, or family-related, are at increased the risk of periodontal disease. Pregnancy can be a stressful time for some women who may feel as if they have limited energy, mobility, or time to take care of everything. Having supportive partners and family members, and dealing with challenges proactively instead of emotionally, can help a great deal.

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