Pregnancy And Oral Health
Are you or someone you care about planning to start a family, currently pregnant, or a new parent? The arrival of a little one can be extremely exciting, and it seems like there is always something to purchase or prepare. After a baby is born, a new parent needs time to adjust to the routine of caring for an infant. Along with the preparations for a newborn, you should be taking your oral health into consideration. You may be surprised to learn that pregnancy can negatively affect your oral health and lead to severe dental complications. Pregnancy hormones can make you more susceptible to decay and gum disease. Below are recommendations for dealing with your oral health during all stages of pregnancy.
Dental Care Before Pregnancy
- If you are planning to become pregnant in the near future, it is wise to visit our office for a routine hygiene examination. During your appointment, we can determine if there are any dental issues that should be addressed.
Dental Care During Pregnancy
- The risk of gum disease increases significantly during pregnancy, so it is important to continue to take good care of your teeth at home. There is no need to skip your cleaning appointments during your pregnancy; however, we may have to postpone certain treatments if they are needed.
Dental Care Following Pregnancy
- We know that it can be difficult to get into a new routine with a newborn; however, we still encourage you to maintain your oral health. Be sure to schedule and attend your next cleaning appointment. We want to examine your teeth to ensure that no problems arose during your pregnancy.
If you are pregnant or thinking of adding to your family in the near future, now is the perfect time to schedule an appointment for a hygiene examination. We look forward to seeing you in our office located in Wellington, FL soon.