If you are pregnant or about to be, your dental health may be the last thing on your mind. Yet many women experience an increase in dental issues during pregnancy. This post from The Fayetteville Dentist contains vital information about dental health for expectant mothers.
We 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 by one of our hygienists, along with diligent brushing and flossing, helps prevent gum problems that are often linked to hormonal changes.
The American Dental Association has found a positive correlation between periodontal disease and preterm deliveries and low birth weight.
Hormonal changes cause an increase in plaque production which can lead to tooth decay. If you are eating multiple small meals during the day, take care to brush after eating. If you avoid sweet snacks, your teeth will be less likely to develop cavities.
Remember, your dental care, nutrition, and lifestyle influence your baby. Once your bundle of joy arrives, remember we like to see him or her by the first birthday and offer excellent pediatric dentistry. We also offer a full range of general and cosmetic dentistry. Make an appointment with us today.
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