Dental Health And Pregnancy

Woman pregnant in bed. Caption: Oral health is a vital part of a healthy pregnancy.

CONGRATULATIONS ON THIS EXCITING time of life! You have so much to think about during pregnancy… so let us make it a little easier. We want to give you a friendly reminder to care for your teeth and gums during pregnancy! Good dental health has been linked to better health for both mom and baby.

Pregnant Women Often Develop Gum Disease

During pregnancy, you may experience what is called “Pregnancy gingivitis”. Pregnancy gingivitis is triggered by the increased amounts of hormones in the body. High levels of progesterone and estrogen can increase inflammation in your gums.

A Few Tips To Help You Keep In Good Oral Health:

  • Make sure you floss every day. It is even more important to floss during pregnancy because of increased bacteria and inflammation.
  • Brush at least twice a day. Most dentists suggest using a mouthwash that doesn’t contain alcohol, just to be safe.
  • Let us know what you’re expecting. We can meet with you and go over a treatment and care plan for the duration of your pregnancy.

Dental Visits During Pregnancy Are Safe And Recommended

We highly recommend keeping up with regular dental treatment. Any major dental work that is not an emergency is usually put off until after the baby is born. However, if there is an emergency we are prepared to take every precaution necessary to help keep you and your baby safe and healthy.

If you have any questions or concerns please call and make an appointment with us today!

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