If You’re Pregnant Visit The Dentist
Pregnancy Tips from the Pregnant Tooth Fairy.
Did you know that it’s safe for pregnant people to visit the dentist? In fact, it’s super important for both you and your baby’s health.
You see, pregnant people are more likely to get cavities and gum disease, which can affect your baby’s birth weight.
And if you have Medi-Cal, and pregnancy-only Medi-Cal, most dental services are covered.
So make the Pregnant Tooth Fairy happy and schedule an appointment with your dentist today! You never know what she’ll leave under your pillow.
Dientes Community Dental
Providing quality and affordable dental care for the entire family. Special appointments are available for pregnant patients and young children.
Salud Para La Gente
Providing quality and affordable dental care to Salud patients and emergency dental services to all. Special appointments for pregnant patients and young children also available.
Need Help Paying?
The MyBenefits CalWIN site can help you learn about and apply for Medi-Cal insurance. Dental benefits are included in Medi-Cal.
If you have Medi-Cal insurance, including pregnancy Medi-Cal, you also have Medi-Cal Dental insurance. Learn more about your dental benefits from Smile, California.
Visit the Dentist Early
X-Rays, cleanings, and dental treatments are SAFE and recommended during pregnancy.
The pregnant parent has more risk of getting cavities and developing gum disease due to changes in their body caused by the pregnancy. Poor oral health can also lead to premature delivery or low birth weight for the baby.
When parents keep their own mouths healthy, they also protect their baby’s oral health. Limit sugary drinks and choose water as a healthier choice. For more information on healthier drinking options, visit: www.cdph.ca.gov
If you have Medi-Cal insurance, you also have dental coverage for most services like exams, cleanings, fillings, and more. Call your dentist today and make an appointment for a check-up!
Your child’s first dental visit should take place after that first tooth appears, but no later than the first birthday.
Why so early? Baby teeth are very important to your child’s health and development. They help him or her chew, speak and smile. But as soon as your baby has teeth, he or she can get cavities. Being proactive about your child’s dental health today can help keep his or her smile healthy for life.
To ensure your safety and the safety of our staff, we follow all recommendations made by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the American Dental Association (ADA). We ask that you follow these special COVID-19 rules:
- Cancel your appointment if you have been diagnosed with or in close contact with anyone who has COVID-19 in the last 14 days.
- Cancel your appointment if you are sick.
- Wear a mask or face covering.
- Have your temperature taken and answer COVID-19 screening questions.
- Use hand sanitizer when entering and before exiting our clinics.
- Only the patient may come into the clinic. One companion is allowed if you are bringing a minor or need a caregiver.
To find a dentist, Alliance and Medi-Cal members can:
1. Call Denti-Cal at 1-800-322-6384 or click to find a dentist or clinic near you.
2. Call Child Health and Disability Prevention (CHDP) at 831-763-8100 or visit www.santacruzhealth.org/chdp
3. Call Dientes Community Dental at 831-464-5409 or Salud Para la Gente at 831-728-0222
BROUGHT TO YOU BY SANTA CRUZ COUNTY PUBLIC HEALTH.
FUNDED BY THE CDPH UNDER CONTRACT # 17-10725