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Colonial Dental Group Cosmetic Dentistry Blog - Dooley, Lewis, and Quezada

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Pregnancy and Dental Care

Women who are pregnant should be extra careful when it comes to their physical health, and dental health is no exception.

Teeth and Gums Need Special Attention, Too

During pregnancy, the body is undergoing many changes. The forming of a new life can take a lot out of the body, and expectant mothers often experience a diet change. Physicians recommend pre-natal vitamins to support the growth of the baby and also the health of the mother. In general, it is important to make sure that your teeth and gums stay healthy, as well, and that you keep up with regular dental visits and home care during pregnancy.

For some reason, pregnant women are often more prone to develop gingivitis during pregnancy. This condition has been linked to pregnancy complications, so it is important that you talk to your dentist is you notice anything unusual going on in your mouth (such as bleeding, red or sore gums, tooth pain, etc.)

Expectant mothers may be wondering whether or not having dental work performed during pregnancy is safe. You should talk to your dentist first and also your OB/GYN. In general, any procedure or treatment that does not pose any risk to your overall health is usually acceptable.

If you're looking for more information about dental care during pregnancy, please read
Caring for Your Teeth: Guidelines for Pregnant Women

If you have specific questions, please contact Colonial Dental Group today.

posted by Patti at 1:19 PM

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