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When you first find out that you are expecting, the joy and elation are evident all over your face! There is so much to learn and experience over the next several months, and you will definitely feel overwhelmed at times, especially by all of the information! We can’t help you sift through it all, but we can emphasize the importance of seeing a dentist at some point during your appointment. It’s important for your health as well as the health of your baby!

Many changes will happen to your body while you are pregnant. You will notice different aches and sensitivities that weren’t there before. It’s not uncommon for your mouth to be affected. Women who are pregnant are at a much higher risk for gum issues like gum disease infections. This is extremely important for you to understand and avoid because research has shown links between gum disease and preterm birth. The health of your baby could be at risk.

The Important Dental Appointment

Schedule a dental appointment while you are expecting (or simply attend your already scheduled 6 months cleaning) so that we can make sure that your mouth is healthy. We will do a thorough cleaning, which will remove any infection that might be settling into your smile. We will also talk with you about ways that you can keep your smile healthy throughout the rest of your pregnancy. Flossing, brushing, using an effective mouth rinse, and drinking plenty of water are the best ways for you to maintain a beautiful smile and a healthy baby!

When that pregnancy test comes up positive, the last thing on your mind is your oral health, but it should be at the top of your list. Contact us today to set up an appointment. We can’t wait to see you and your bump very soon!