Visiting a dentist During Pregnancy

A womans body changes and visiting a dentist during pregnancy cant be postponed. Hormonal changes in your body are a natural part of your pregnancy.

These changes can make it easier for bacteria to grow in your mouth. Prevention is a much better strategy and approach to dental health. Visit your Inglewood Dentist.

Regular morning sickness causes acid and can slowly wear away the enamel on your teeth. Weakening tooth enamel will mean that your teeth are more likely to develop cavities and other forms of tooth damage.

Also, your gums can develop benign “pregnancy tumors” between your teeth. These raspberry red growths are harmless, although can look scary if you are not expecting them.

The pregnancy tumors should disappear after the birth of your baby and once your hormones have started to return to their pre-pregnancy state.

Dentist During Pregnancy

As noted above, prevention of problems during pregnancy is much safer than the treatment of issues. Make sure that you maintain a regular schedule of visits to the dentist, even though you will be busy with lots of other appointments during your pregnancy.

It is important that you let your dentist know that you are pregnant. You should also give them details of any medication or supplements that you are taking, as these may have an additional impact on your oral health or treatment plan.

Although there are ways to carry out the majority of routine dental procedures safely during pregnancy, you may need to wait until after your baby is born to complete some of the more complicated cosmetic procedures.

A healthy mouth and gums can reduce your risk of having an underweight baby or one which is born prematurely. A study by ADA shows that dental treatment during pregnancy is safe.

Remember that everything in your body is interconnected. Your pregnancy can affect your oral health, and your oral health can impact the overall health of your growing baby.

Visit your dentist regularly for check-ups at least every six months.

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