15 Things You've Gotta Do Before You Get Pregnant

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Andrea Barbalich on Sep 1, 2010 at 1:48PM

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Spend Some Quality Time With Your Dentist

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a Andrea Barbalich on Sep 1, 2010 at 2:07PM

Another reason to schedule that six-month cleaning and check-up? Poor dental hygiene increases your risk of bacterial infection, which can lead to premature birth and preeclampsia. So make sure your mouth is in good shape before you conceive. X-rays are off limits during pregnancy too, so get them taken care of now and fix any problems they reveal.

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