Maximizing Your Smile During a Pregnancy

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Are you aware that you are at an increased risk for several forms of dental damage while you are pregnant? The more you are willing to do to improve your teeth and gums and the care they receive while you’re pregnant, the better off and safer they will be. Everything from improving your cleaning habits to visiting your dentist can drastically improve your smile. Frequently asked questions concerning your oral health while you’re pregnant are found below:

Question: What is the relationship between a pregnancy and oral health?
Answer: A pregnancy can drastically alter your oral health. For this reason, practice effective oral health care and keep your mouth clean while you’re pregnant.

Question: What are some of the benefits of keeping your smile clean while pregnant?
Answer: By having a clean smile when you are pregnant, you not only help your own health but can help limit the risks of damage to your unborn baby.

Question: What is one of the best methods for optimum oral health while pregnant?
Answer: As with most oral health conditions, visiting your dentist is the most effective thing you can do to have your smile treated properly. However, it is also up to you to make sure you’re cleaning your mouth out on a daily basis.

Question: What are the increased oral health risks you may have while pregnant?
Answer: You will be at an increased risk for gestational diabetes, premature delivery, preeclampsia, gum disease and tooth decay based on your oral health care while you’re pregnant.

To learn more about pregnancy and oral health, or to schedule an appointment with your dentist at Smiles of Grand River, call Dr. James Shaheen and our entire team at our dental office in New Hudson, Michigan, at 734-707-8764.