Being Pregnant at the Dentist: What you Should Know

We get asked a lot what you should know while being pregnant at the dentist and what you should know. If you have found that your teeth and gums have changed at all since you have been pregnant, there are reasons behind it.

Pregnancy-and-Your-Oral-HealthObviously there is a hormonal change that occurs with pregnancy which can cause your gums to become sensitive, puffy and bleed when you brush. This is called gingivitis. Gingivitis is the starting phase of periodontal disease.  This has been known to produce low birth weight babies.  To alleviate this, brush and floss regularly.

Morning sickness is horrible in itself, but it can really do a number on your teeth.  Continue Reading…