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. At Kevin Bass DMD Cosmetic and Family Dentistry in Lansdale, we want to discuss oral health for expectant mothers.
Our team recommends 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 performed by one of our expert dental hygienists, along with proper brushing and flossing, helps prevent 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, call us for an appointment. We can help.
If you receive dental treatment at Kevin Bass DMD Cosmetic and Family Dentistry during your pregnancy, be sure to inform our team that you are expecting. This will influence decisions about X-rays, pain relievers, antibiotics, and conscious sedation.
Hormonal changes cause an increase in plaque production which can result in tooth decay. If you are eating numerous small meals during the day, take care to brush after eating. If you bypass sweet snacks, your teeth will be less likely to develop cavities.
At Kevin Bass DMD Cosmetic and Family Dentistry, we take special care of our patients who are expecting.
Visiting Kevin Bass DMD Cosmetic and Family Dentistry every six months can help you maintain a healthy mouth and a positive outlook on life. Our services include family and cosmetic dentistry. Schedule your next checkup with us today!
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