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3Aug, 2017

5 Tips to Protect Yourself From Gum Disease During Pregnancy

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Due to hormonal changes and other factors, your oral health is especially vulnerable when you are pregnant.  Some dental tips can protect you from gum disease during pregnancy. 1.  Visit your dentist- The best time to schedule an appointment for an exam and cleaning is before you become pregnant.  If you have not done so, visit as soon as you learn of your pregnancy. 2.  Keep your teeth and gums clean- To avoid gum disease, you must keep your teeth and gums free from bacteria and plaque.  Brush and floss after every […]
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8Apr, 2016

Periodontal Disease and Pregnancy

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Dental health is often the last thing on a pregnant woman’s mind. She is focused primarily on the health and safety of her baby, rather than her own health. The last week of April is National Infertility Week, which means there is no better time to become educated on the effects poor oral hygiene can have on a newborn baby. A recent study done by the Journal of Periodontology found that pregnant women with periodontal disease are at a higher risk of delivering a low birth weight baby. The study concluded that “Mothers with periodontitis were […]
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20Jan, 2016

The Importance of Dental Care During Pregnancy

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If you are expecting a baby, you must care for all parts of your body, including your mouth. Dental care is a crucial part of a healthy pregnancy. Hormonal changes may place you at an increased risk for dental infections and other problems. During this exciting time, it is essential to follow a proper oral care routine. Morning Sickness. It is common for a pregnant woman to experience morning sickness. Unfortunately, it can strike at any time. Vomiting brings up acid from your stomach, which can harm your tooth enamel.  After […]
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