Taking Care of Your Teeth During Pregnancy | Lewisville Kids Dentistry

Taking Care of Your Teeth During Pregnancy | Lewisville Kids Dentistry

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Posted on June 1, 2024


It’s crucial not to neglect oral health during pregnancy. Hormonal changes can have a significant impact on oral health, and there’s evidence linking oral health complications to other significant health problems. So, what’s the most common oral health issue during pregnancy, and how can you prevent it? Here are some tips from Lewisville Kids Dentistry.

Oral Health Issues During Pregnancy
Many pregnant women don’t visit the dentist as often as they should. Most pregnant women experience gingivitis, characterized by red, swollen, and bleeding gums due to plaque buildup. In some cases, this can lead to non-cancerous pregnancy tumors. Untreated oral health problems can escalate into serious health issues.

Preventing Gum Problems
The best way to prevent gingivitis is by brushing your teeth twice a day, ensuring every part of the tooth, including the gums, is touched. Regular flossing also helps keep your gums healthy. Additionally, frequent visits to our dentist reduce plaque buildup and minimize potential problems.

The Impact on Your Baby
According to the Academy of General Dentistry, there may be a link between gingivitis and preterm or low-birthweight babies. Gingivitis can allow bacteria to enter the mother’s bloodstream and travel to the uterus, releasing chemicals that may trigger early labor.

Maintaining good oral health during pregnancy is crucial to avoid these problems. Consulting our dentist before or during pregnancy ensures the safety of both you and your unborn child. We also recommend bringing your baby to Lewisville Kids Dentistry as soon as their first tooth erupts to start them on the path to good oral health.

For more information, contact Lewisville Kids Dentistry today. We’re here to ensure the well-being of both you and your little one’s smiles.

Lewisville Kids Dentistry
Phone: (972) 436-9121
501 S Stemmons Fwy
Lewisville, TX 75067

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