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Pregnancy-Related Dental Concerns


Posted on 3/1/2024 by Weo Admin
smiling pregnant woman standing outside and holding her bellyPregnancy is a unique and special phase that most women experience, so dental wellness must be highlighted during pregnancy. Hormonal alterations during pregnancy and some conditions capable of inducing dental diseases may also complicate the oral cavity.

Gum Disease and Gingivitis


Changes in hormones that go along with pregnancy can cause the probability of gingivitis to arise, which makes gums more susceptible to plaque accumulation. These measures reduce the threat, but oral hygiene maintenance is mandatory apart from brushing, flossing, and regular visits to dentists.

Pregnancy-Related Tumors


The pregnancy tumors are usually benign lumps of the gums that appear in particular women during the late stages of their pregnancies. These tumors are not painful or uncomfortable and are generally related to heavy amounts of plaque.

Enhanced Cavity Risk


Dietary changes, sweet food cravings, and morning sickness can cause a greater likelihood of cavities during pregnancy. If morning sickness causes nausea, do not brush right away after vomiting so that you can avoid enamel loss. Instead, rinse your mouth using water or a fluoride mouthwash to eliminate the acid.

Enamel Degradation


Teeth enamel erosion can result from acid reflux or morning sickness-related vomiting, which exposes teeth to stomach acid. It is critical to control the indications of acid reflux and maintain good dental hygiene without further damaging the enamel.

Preterm Birth and Pregnancy


Untreated gum disease may have a possible connection to premature birth, according to specific research. Dental infections can lead to pregnancy complications. Good dental health benefits the expectant mother and the unborn child during pregnancy.

Dental Examinations and Cleanings


It is safe and advised to track and preserve oral health during pregnancy with regular dental cleanings and examinations. Tell your dentist that you are expecting so that they can adjust the treatment plan.

Expectant mothers must put their oral health first and follow up with appointments with our experienced dental professional. This cooperative approach supports the well-being of both the mother and the developing baby, ensuring that the appropriate safety measures are followed and any possible problems are swiftly resolved.

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