Parents take a huge role in preventing cavities!  It important to know how to clean your babies mouth even before they are born.  Treatment for both cavities and gum disease are important for pregnant women because parents can pass bacteria to their newborns.  Even if the pregnant women is cavity free -its important for mom and dad to focus on prevention.  Pregnancy is also a good time to help  parents learn  about nutrition,, flossing or tooth brushing.   Make sure you are cleaning your babies mouth even before they have teeth!  Use a warm washcloth to gently wipe their gums after feeding- When they do get teeth they are used to you cleaning and helping them brush will be a snap!