There’s an old myth that says a woman will lose a tooth for every baby she has. It’s total nonsense, of course. But at The Dental Design Center we want you to know that pregnancy can lead to certain dental issues, if you don’t take proper precautions.
Increased hormones during pregnancy can affect the body’s response to the plaque that builds up on your teeth. Plaque is that filmy stuff that results from decayed food. It’s very innportant to brush your teeth twice a day, and floss at least once. You should be doing that anyway, of course. But keeping it up will reduce the chances of having pregnancy-related dental issues.
We also recommend, strongly, that you have a thorough checkup in our office if you are planning to become pregnant, or as soon as you find out that you are. Research tells us there is a link between gum disease in pregnant women, and premature birth.
Gum disease may also result in a low birth weight in women’s babies. Treatment for this condition may reduce this risk. Like any ailment, the sooner we diagnose and treat it, the better.
At The Dental Design Center in White Plains we’re an important part of your health and wellness team, and can help guide you through potential dental pitfalls during pregnancy. Our services include general and restorative dentistry. Call us to schedule an appointment today!
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