- December 5, 2014
When you first find out that you are pregnant, the overwhelming joy and happiness are too much to contain! You’ll start doing some research and quickly find out that there is a lot more to this pregnancy experience than you imagined! As you build a to-do list for the next nine months, doing forget to include an appointment here at the dental office!
When young women first realize that hormonal changes are imminent, they assume it will only affect their mood and skin. They soon discover that hormones control a lot more than that! When it comes to oral health care, you need to understand that the shift in hormones will cause your mouth to be more susceptible to infections like gum disease. This is a problem because gum disease is associated with early or preterm labor.
What You Can Do
The best way to protect your teeth during pregnancy is to be vigilant in your oral hygiene. Brush and floss at least twice a day, and consider using an antiseptic mouthrinse to remove additional bacteria from your mouth. You should also schedule at least one cleaning so that we can make sure your mouth is in tip-top shape before you deliver. This will protect you, your smile, and your unborn baby.
Congratulations on your upcoming arrival. We are so excited for you, and we are here to help. Contact us today to set up an appointment for a cleaning, and let us help you get a healthy smile! We can’t wait to see you and your baby bump soon!