Oral Health and Pregnancy
During those magical 9 months of pregnancy, every aspect of a women’s health is affected, including oral health. During this time, maintaining your regular 6-month dental visits during pregnancy. Find out why these appointments are so crucial below!
Unfortunately, more than 50% of women are affected by pregnancy gingivitis. Many women will notice that their gum line becomes red and swollen during their pregnancy. The gums may become more sensitive to plaque build-up on teeth due to hormonal changes. Maintaining a proper oral health regimen is the best way to avoid pregnancy gingivitis, so be sure to brush twice a day and floss daily as well! In addition, an antimicrobial mouthwash is ideal for controlling gum inflammation.Be sure to schedule a dental cleaning every 3 to 4 months with your dentist of choice during pregnancy.
Some women experience severe morning sickness during their pregnancy. If this occurs, be sure to brush immediately after to remove any harmful acidity in the mouth.
Contrary to popular belief, you can safely undergo cosmetic and restorative dentistry,such as teeth whitening, while pregnant. However, this should be scheduled for well before or after pregnancy.
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