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FAQs about Dental Care While Pregnant

Posted on 8/8/2022 by Evan
FAQs about Dental Care While PregnantThe pregnancy period is crucial to women as it's associated with massive hormonal changes that contribute to gum disease and other oral complications. We encourage women to go for dental checkups before and during pregnancy to maintain optimal dental conditions. Below we discuss the frequently asked questions on dental health care during pregnancy.

Is Dental Care Crucial When Pregnant?

Experts claim that pregnancy results in hormonal changes in women's bodies, so we encourage proper dental care. Besides, oral health affects other organs of the woman, ultimately impacting the expectant baby's health. Therefore, it's crucial to maintain good oral health to avoid putting your baby at risk of hazardous infections.

What are The Common Oral Diseases During Pregnancy

During pregnancy, hormonal changes such as estrogen and progesterone are experienced by most women. The hormones affect the reactions of the gum towards the toxins produced by the accumulated plaque, increasing the chances of having gingivitis. Failure to intervene on the underlying conditions worsens it leading to the development of periodontitis which in its extreme stages affects other body organs such as the liver and the brain. Therefore, visiting a dentist during a pregnancy should be included in one's calendar.

When To Visit a Dentist?

It would help if you visited a dentist once you plan on becoming pregnant to ensure proper treatment plans, dental cleanings, and repair of the damaged teeth. This will adequately prepare your body for the incoming hormonal changes throughout the pregnancy, preventing your expected baby from being affected. Furthermore, the dentist will advise on the best measures to undertake throughout pregnancy to ensure good dental care.

If you are planning on becoming pregnant or are pregnant, please visit our dentists for examinations and advice on proper dental care tips. Your body will undergo various transformations affecting your immune response; hence you need extra advice to protect your unborn child's health from extreme complications. Contact our offices today to book an appointment.
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