Dental Care During Pregnancy
Are you or someone you know planning to become pregnant in the next few months, or are currently expecting? Adding to your family is so exciting, and it seems like there is so much to do before the nine months are over and the new bundle arrives. There is the focus on your prenatal health, preparing your home for the baby, and getting all of the items that you and your baby will need. We hate to add another item to the list, but maintaining your oral health during pregnancy is extremely important.
In addition to your changing body and hormones, your mouth can also see some changes during your pregnancy. It is not uncommon for expectant mothers to experience an increase in tooth decay as well as signs of gum disease. One of the best ways to prevent an issue is to maintain your oral hygiene examinations. If possible, we recommend visiting our office prior to pregnancy to ensure you have no complications that will need immediate treatment. Some treatments are not recommended to be completed during pregnancy.
We know that many expectant mothers don’t always feel their best and can experience morning sickness as well as vomit throughout the day. No matter how bad you feel during pregnancy, it is important to continue your oral hygiene routine. Even if you have morning sickness and are exhausted by the end of the night, we hope you continue to brush and floss your teeth. We want to help you avoid issues that you will need to have treated immediately after your baby is born.
If you experience any dental emergencies or conditions that are concerning to you during your pregnancy, or you have not had a visit to our office in quite some time, please don’t hesitate to call our office located in Silverdale, WA to schedule an appointment. We look forward to helping you and your family during this special time and hope to see you soon!