Dental program for pregnant women on chopping block
from KREM-TV via NWCN
Several items are on the chopping block to shore up a budget shortfall in Washington state, including a dental program that helps low-income pregnant women. If passed, Gov. Christine Gregoire's plan would take all non-emergency dental care away from more than 30,000 women. Experts said taking care of a mother's teeth is vital to ensure a healthy baby. Studies found mothers can pass cavity-causing bacteria to their children via saliva when they share food or utensils.
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