Are You Expecting? Don’t Neglect Your Teeth!

Don’t Neglect Your Teeth While You Are Expecting

Even though most people are aware that good oral health is essential for the overall health of both mother and child; misunderstandings about the safety of dental care during pregnancy may cause pregnant woman to avoid seeing their dentist. The fact is a dentist can can create a treatment plan that is safe,effective and essential for combating the adverse effects of oral disease during pregnancy. During pregnancy a woman’s health can undergo significant changes. Pregnant woman can experience gingivitis, pregnancy tumors, and mild to severe gingival enlargement.

Proper Oral Hygiene

If proper oral hygiene isn’t initiated prior to or during pregnancy, conditions such as gingivitis, pregnancy tumors, and gingival enlargement can worsen as the pregnancy progresses. Pregnant woman should ensure they are maintaining their regular, semi-annual checkups and consult a dentist if they notice any changes in their oral health.

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