If you are pregnant, your oral health may be the last thing on your mind. However, many women experience an increase in dental issues during pregnancy. Today’s post contains essential information for expectant Cincinnati mothers and those planning to become pregnant.
Doctor Eleanor Endres recommends 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 handled by one of our proficient dental hygienists, along with diligent brushing and flossing, helps impede gum problems that are often triggered by hormonal changes.
The American Dental Association has found a positive correlation between periodontal disease and preterm deliveries and low birth weight.
If you are currently pregnant and have sore, swollen, or bleeding gums, schedule an appointment today by calling 513-791-8880. Once the baby is here, it will probably be harder for you to make time for a dental visit.
If you receive dental treatment at Endres Gateway Dentistry during your pregnancy, be sure to inform Doctor Eleanor Endres that you are expecting. This will influence decisions about X-rays, pain relievers, antibiotics, and conscious sedation.
Hormonal changes cause an increase in plague production which can lead to cavities. If you are eating many 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 oral care, nutrition, and lifestyle impact your baby. It is important that you eat a healthy diet with a variety of foods. A poor diet can harm your baby’s tooth and bone development. Be sure to get enough calcium, iron, vitamins A, D and C, protein, and phosphorus. Your Ob/Gyn can give you specific counsel for your age, height, weight, and medical conditions.
At Endres Gateway Dentistry, we take special care of our patients who are expecting.
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