Appropriate dental care during pregnancy

submitted by Dr. Michael Spadafora, D.D.S., Bucks County Dental Design

Pregnancy, with its many physical changes, is an exciting time of life for any woman. It is also a time to pay extra attention to your dental health.

During pregnancy, many women experience increased sensitivity and puffiness of the gums. Pregnancy causes an alteration in the estrogen and progesterone levels which, when coupled with plaque in the mouth, can cause an exaggerated response in the mouth. The result can be a condition called pregnancy gingivitis or a benign gum growth known as a pregnancy tumor.

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Ann Silverman Community Health Clinic: A free clinic at Doylestown Health

The mission at the Ann Silverman Community Health Clinic is to provide free quality medical care, urgent dental care and social services for any eligible individual from the Bucks County Community that seeks help.

The Clinic provides medical and social services to residents of Bucks County, while dental services are provided to residents of the school districts of Palisades, Central Bucks, New Hope Solebury and parts of Pennridge, as well as Warminster and Ivyland in the Centennial School District.

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Local free clinic answers Medicaid & ACA dental coverage gap

The media is buzzing with stories about the Affordable Care Act and expanded Medicaid. The good news: more Americans are insured than ever before. The bad news: dental care is still largely 
inaccessible.

And as research continues to prove the interconnection between oral health and a person’s overall health, the shortage of dental care is very bad news. Individuals without dental insurance do not seek dental care until problems are severe, painful, and
unbearable.

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