By: Central News Agency
Taipei, May 12 (CNA) A mother-to-be can have three free dental cleanings during pregnancy, once every 90 days, effective this month, the Ministry of Health and Welfare announced Thursday.
Until now, the ministry had only allowed one free teeth cleaning per pregnant woman.
Chen Chen-hui, an official of ministry, said women tend to develop cavities and periodontal disease during pregnancy because of changes in their hormones and dietary habits, but due to local customs, only about 5,800 women out of around 190,000 pregnant women a year will get a dental cleaning during pregnancy.
“An increase of the service will encourage more women to get a dental cleaning during pregnancy,” [FULL STORY]