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Should I visit a dentist while pregnant?

Posted on 7/24/2023 by Rendon Orthodontics
Should I visit a dentist while pregnant? Research shows that pregnancy can affect your teeth and gums. As such, it is paramount to see the dentist while pregnant. Did you know that you can pass bacteria that causes cavities to your unborn child? Well, now you know.

Hormonal imbalance

Pregnancy comes with a myriad of hormonal imbalances that sometimes lead to gingivitis. Gingivitis if left untreated can advance to periodontal disease. Periodontal disease results in gum swelling and bone loss. When the bone mass is tampered with, it causes the teeth to loosen and eventually the teeth may need to be removed.

Change in habits

Over the time of pregnancy, many women adapt to different lifestyles that keep changing from trimester to trimester. For instance, it is common for a pregnant woman to feel overly tired and thus go to bed without brushing their teeth. Another common habit during pregnancy is eating smaller meals but more often than one would otherwise eat. The more the times you eat the more your teeth are exposed to cavities and bacteria. Visiting our dentists regularly, therefore, serves two purposes at the minimum. Firstly, our doctors will clean the teeth to get rid of any accumulated plaque over the cause of the pregnancy.

Additionally, the doctors stand a better chance of detecting any abnormalities in your dental cavity that could pose a danger to both you and your unborn child. Morning sickness, nausea, and vomiting are common characteristics of pregnancy. The constant vomiting exposes your teeth to stomach acid which is harmful for the teeth and gums. Acid corrodes the enamel and thus makes it weak and incapable of supporting bone mass.

Our dentists understand how challenging pregnancy can be. One thing you can be certain of is professionalism, gentleness, and excellence in every one of the dental consultations you book with us during and after the pregnancy. Go ahead and schedule a consultation with us today.
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