Dental Care while pregnant
Some patients inquire if it is safe to go to the dentist while pregnant. Our answer is always, “Absolutely!” In fact, not only is it safe, it is also crucial to your overall health both during and after your pregnancy. Here are a few common concerns many women have.
When should you tell the dentist your pregnant?
We know that many women like to keep the news a secret, but your dentist is one person you should definitely let know, even if you only think you may be pregnant. Depending on what you need to have done, some procedures may have to be postponed or different medications prescribed.
How is pregnancy going to change my mouth?
Hormones can cause dramatic shifts in a woman’s mouth and body in general. Some women are more likely to develop certain oral diseases such as gingivitis or have an increased risk of tooth decay and cavities for a number of reasons.
What do I do to decrease my risk of cavities while pregnant?
Continue to maintain good oral health habits including brushing and flossing twice a day and limiting sugary snacks and drinks. Also be sure to continue to see your dentist regularly and keep him or her up-to-date on any changes in your pregnancy including symptoms of oral health issues.