If you are pregnant, your oral health may be the last thing on your mind. However, many women experience an increase in dental problems during pregnancy. Today’s post from Jordan Landing Smiles in West Jordan contains essential information about oral 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 completed by one of our dental hygienists, along with diligent brushing and flossing, helps prohibit gum problems that are often connected to hormonal changes.
The American Dental Association has found a positive correlation between periodontal disease and preterm deliveries and low birth weight.
If you are currently pregnant and have sore, swollen, or bleeding gums, book an appointment with us today. Once the baby is here, it will probably be harder for you to make time for a dental visit.
Remember, your oral care, nutrition, and lifestyle influence your baby. It is important that you eat a healthy diet with a variety of foods. A poor diet can harm your baby’s tooth and bone development.