Pregnancy Dental Care Tips
You think you may be pregnant, but it’s still early, should you tell your dental professional? Yes. Let your dentist know any medications you may be taking & how far along you may be.
How will Pregnancy affect my mouth? Most women will make it 9 months with no dental issues, Regular checkups and good homecare will keep you and your baby healthy. Some women develop “Pregnancy Gingivitis,” which is inflammation of gums. The reason women sometimes develop this is from the hormonal changes your body goes through during pregnancy. Your dentist could recommend more frequent cleanings if this occurs. Some insurances will also pay for an extra cleaning if you’re pregnant.
Are X-Rays safe during pregnancy? Yes. Dental radiation is extremely low, the dental professional will cover you with a leaded apron that will minimizes exposure.
I brush twice a day and floss daily, what else should I do? Keep up the good work! Stay on top of your cleaning appointments and any recommended treatment your dentist suggested.