If you are pregnant, your oral health may be the last thing on your mind. However, many women experience an increase in dental issues during pregnancy. Today’s post contains important information about family dental care in Friendswood for expectant mothers and those planning to become pregnant.
Montz and Maher Dental Group recommend having a thorough dental cleaning early in your pregnancy. Lying in a dentist’s chair can be uncomfortable during the last trimester. A professional cleaning performed by one of the expert dental hygienists, along with diligent brushing and flossing, helps prevent gum problems that are often connected to hormonal changes.
The American Dental Association has found a positive correlation between periodontal disease and preterm deliveries and low birth weight. If you are currently pregnant and have sore, swollen, or bleeding gums, schedule an appointment today by calling 832-895-5120. Once the baby is here, it will probably be more difficult for you to make time for a dental visit.
If you receive family dental care in Friendswood at Montz and Maher Dental Group during your pregnancy, be sure to inform our staff that you are expecting. This will impact decisions about X-rays, pain relievers, antibiotics, and conscious sedation.
Hormonal changes cause an increase in plague production which can lead to dental cavities. If you are eating multiple small meals during the day, take care to brush after eating. If you forgo sweet snacks, your teeth will be less likely to develop cavities.
Remember, your nutrition, lifestyle, and family dental care in Friendswood affects your baby. It is important that you eat a healthy diet with a variety of foods. A poor diet can harm your baby’s tooth and bone development. Be sure to get enough calcium, iron, vitamins A, D and C, protein, and phosphorus. Your Ob/Gyn can give you specific guidance for your age, height, weight, and medical conditions.
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