Dental Concerns While Pregnant
Pregnancy not only brings so much joy to your life, it also brings pre-natal office visits, setting up the nursery, and believe it or not, possibly unhealthy teeth! It is highly recommended that while pregnant, women visit their dentist regularly for cleanings and check-ups.
The American Dental Association, the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and the American Academy of Pediatrics all encourage women to get dental care while pregnant. “It is a crucial period of time in a woman’s life and maintaining oral health is directly related to good overall health,” says Aharon Hagai, D.M.D.
Many women will make it the full 9 months without any dental discomfort, however pregnancy can sometimes make conditions worse or create new dental issues.
Pregnancy Gingivitis is the inflammation of the gums that can cause swelling/redness/tenderness. Your gums may even bleed a little when you brush or floss your teeth. If left untreated, gingivitis may lead to a very serious form of gum disease. The main cause of pregnancy gingivitis is the hormonal changes that you will experience during pregnancy.
There is an increased risk of tooth decay also while pregnant. Pregnant women are more prone to cavities for a number of reasons. If you are eating more carbs then usual, this can cause decay. Is it Safe to go to the Dentist While Pregnant Linwood NJ 08221 Also, morning sickness. Morning sickness increases the amount of acid in your mouth, which can eat away the enamel (outer covering) on your teeth. It is important to stay diligent in flossing at least once a day and brushing twice a day.
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