Improving the oral health of the US population has become a major public health issue. A lot of medical researchers concluded that overall health cannot be achieved without oral health. For example, periodontal disease has been linked to the increased risk of coronary artery disease and stroke. For expecting mothers, achieving and maintaining periodontal health also has additional implications for pregnancy outcome. Periodontal disease has been determined in some studies to contribute to pregnancy complications such as preterm birth and preeclampsia. What if your dentist could take a pick at your gums and tell you if you are at risk for pregnancy complications? What if your dentist was able to lower your risk for pregnancy complications?