Pregnancy And Oral Health

There Are Some Important Connections Between The Two That You Should Know

Are you pregnant or thinking about becoming pregnant? If so, it’s important to keep in mind the importance of maintaining good oral health practices during this time, because there is a distinct connection between your oral health and pregnancy.

Ways To Ensure Good Oral Health If You’re Pregnant, Or About To Be Pregnant

  1. If you’re considering getting pregnant, book a routine cleaning and examination at Group Health Dental right away. During your appointment we will examine your mouth for anything that needs to be treated, and also do a thorough cleaning to ensure you’re entering into your pregnancy with every benefit possible. This pre-pregnancy appointment is also helpful for us to be able to discover any sharp changes in your oral health after becoming pregnant.
  2. If you just discovered that you are pregnant tell us when you come for your examination. Also inform us about any new medications or vitamins you are taking as well. Regular dental checkups are very important while you are pregnant because it causes hormonal changes that can put you at increased risk for periodontal disease or a condition called pregnancy gingivitis.
  3. Pay close attention to your gums and overall oral health. Maintain your good oral hygiene practices, and let Group Health Dental know if you experience any type of swelling or bleeding.

Book your dental exam and checkup with Group Health Dental today. We’re honored to serve you through every age and exciting stage of your life.

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