Caring For Your Oral Health Through The Stages Of Pregnancy
Are you or a loved one planning a pregnancy, currently expecting, or recently had a baby? The arrival of a new life is an exciting time and full of planning and preparation. Between all of the doctor appointments, preparing the nursery, and planning for a baby, it can be easy to forget about your oral health. However, dental care before, during, and after pregnancy is a must. Many of our patients are surprised to learn that pregnancy not only changes the state and appearance of your body, but it can also have some lasting effects on your dental health. Hormonal changes can cause a change in your oral health and leave you more susceptible to decay and gum disease. Below are recommendations for dealing with your oral health during all stages of pregnancy.
Dental Care Before Pregnancy
If you are not yet pregnant and are considering adding to your family in the near future, it is important to schedule a routine examination. We can be sure your oral health is on track and schedule any needed treatments before you become pregnant.
Dental Care During Pregnancy
There is no need to postpone an oral hygiene examination if you should need one during your pregnancy. However, if you experience certain dental conditions, we may postpone treatment until after you deliver.
Dental Care After Pregnancy
Adjusting to life with a newborn is a big change. It can be difficult to get into a routine after a new baby. It is important to be mindful of when you are due for your next routine appointment. Now is the time to schedule any treatments you may have postponed during your pregnancy.
If you are pregnant or thinking of adding to your family in the near future, now is the perfect time to schedule an appointment for a hygiene examination. We look forward to seeing you in our office located in Denton, MD soon.