Dental Considerations If You’re Pregnant

If you’re pregnant, we’d like to extend you a warm congratulation! We’re so happy for you. Your new baby will change your life. Getting pregnant and having a baby is a miraculous experience. Along with all the beautiful things accompanied by having a baby, there are also some side effects that you may not be aware of.

When you’re pregnant, it’s obvious that your body will grow and change. Some women experience a change in their skin or hair. Other women may suffer from morning sickness for the first three months of pregnancy. You can never predict exactly what changes you’ll experience, but it is guaranteed that you will experience change. Most changes are due to a change in hormones.

Pregnancy Gingivitis

One change many pregnant women experience is a change in their dental health. Hormonal changes can cause gingivitis. This condition results in swollen, sore, and bleeding gums. The hormonal changes increase your blood flow to your gum tissue, which results in sensitive, irritable, and swollen gums. The hindrance of your body’s normal response to bacteria ultimately results in periodontal infections. During your second trimester, your chance of pregnancy gingivitis increases.

Caring For Your Teeth During Your Pregnancy

Optimal dental care is always essential. However, when you’re pregnant, it’s even more important to be vigilant with your dental routines. Be sure to brush your teeth at least twice a day, floss daily and maintain your scheduled professional cleanings and checkups with Buford Family Dental.

Buford Family Dental – With You Every Step Of The Way

Buford Family Dental is keenly aware of the intricacies and importance of proper dental care during pregnancy. If you’re pregnant, or about to be pregnant, book your cleaning and checkup with us today.