Dentistry Topic Data Blog: Pregnancy and Your Smile

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With great privilege comes great responsibility. This statement couldn’t be truer in regards to your pregnancy. If you are pregnant, it is important to exercise caution with all aspects of your life and improve any areas that may be in need of work.

If you neglect your oral health care while pregnant, it can give rise to additional oral ailments. Not only does pregnancy increase the risk for gum disease, negligent oral health care increases your risk for preeclampsia, gestational diabetes, and premature delivery. Prevent and lower your risks for all of these ailments by following effective treatment plans for your teeth and gums.

Unfortunately, your oral health care often gets pushed aside in favor of more important issues. However, that should never be the case as your oral health is extremely important, especially during a pregnancy. Continue to brush and floss as expected while pregnant and never let your oral health care drop below acceptable standards. For additional help, visit your dentist for oral checkups and examinations, as well as bi-annual professional cleanings. While pregnant, always let your dentist know which prenatal vitamins and medications you’re taking so they can provide you with the most effective treatment plan during your pregnancy.

Depending on your oral health while pregnant, our dentist at Dentists 'R Us can help you find which treatment will work best for you. Dr. Ali Nia and our team would love to see you at our dentist office in Gilbert, Arizona. To schedule an appointment, please call us at 480-558-7500. We look forward to hearing from you soon!