Friday, January 3, 2020

Poor hygiene of pregnant mothers can lead to delivering of premature babies - Dentist

Dr Albert Akhidenor, a dentist says it is proven that poor hygiene of pregnant mothers can lead to delivering of premature babies and to low weight baby.

Akhidenor, who is the Chief Executive Officer, Community Oral Health Initiative, an NGO, disclosed this in Abuja.

He said that mothers with poor hygiene could easily transfer diseases to their babies through kisses.

According to him, the oral health of mothers will directly improve the health of their newborn babies.

In addition, Akhidenor said poor nutrition could also cause poor oral hygiene.

“For the teeth to develop very well, you need a balance diet.

“Diet filled with refined sugar and sweet is not healthy for the teeth. With poor diet, the whole formation of teeth is affected,’’ he said.

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