If you are pregnant, your dental health may be the last thing on your mind. Yet many women experience an increase in dental issues during pregnancy. This post from Durham Dental Group contains important information about dental health for expectant mothers, and those planning to become pregnant.
We recommend having a thorough dental cleaning early in your pregnancy. Lying in a dentist’s chair can be uncomfortable during the last trimester. A professional cleaning by one of our hygienists, along with diligent brushing and flossing, helps prevent gum problems that are often triggered by hormonal changes.
The American Dental Association has found a positive correlation between periodontal disease and preterm deliveries and low birth weight.
If you receive dental treatment at Durham Dental Group during your pregnancy, be sure to inform Doctor dentist that you are expecting. This will impact decisions about X-rays, pain relievers, antibiotics, and conscious sedation.
Your oral care, nutrition, and lifestyle impact your baby. Once your new bundle of joy arrives, remember that Durham Dental Group in Durham NC provides excellent pediatric dentistry and should see your baby by the first birthday. We also offer general and cosmetic dentistry. Schedule an appointment today.
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