Dentistry can change depending on various lifestyle changes, including pregnancy. Oral hygiene and oral health care are often overlooked while an individual is pregnant, but it is still highly important to continue your daily oral health care routines.
Pregnancy is linked to an increase in risk for numerous oral health ailments, including gum disease. Furthermore, poor oral hygiene during a pregnancy can contribute to ailments such as gestational diabetes, preeclampsia, and premature deliveries. Although an abnormal amount of care is not needed for your teeth during a pregnancy, it is still important to focus on your smile with regular visits to your dentist and daily cleaning treatments including brushing and flossing.
Alerting your dentist to your condition is very important to ensure the best care can be given. This includes telling your dentist which prenatal vitamins you are using, as well as any medications you may be taking. Furthermore, speak with your dentist about a dietary plan that is both safe and effective for your child. This includes avoiding sugars after pregnancy and eating balanced, nutritious meals.
If you would like to set up an appointment to discuss your possible dental health care while pregnant, contact us soon. Dr. Sage White and our team at Gentle Family Dentistry & Orthodontics, can be reached by calling 435-586-9991 to set up a visit to our office in Cedar City, Utah. We look forward to seeing you smile!