The Importance of Regular Dental Care While Pregnant

As if swollen ankles and food cravings weren’t enough to deal with during pregnancy; swollen and bleeding gums can also be a very common issue for women during this exciting time.

Pregnancy Gingivitis is a condition that can occur in the first trimester due to hormonal changes.

As gingivitis consists of swollen, bleeding gums it’s important to note that good oral hygiene is required to prevent dental issues from intensifying.

Your dentist and dental team are able to provide support and care so that gingivitis does not advance to periodontitist.  Periodontitist; is an inflammation of all tissues surrounding teeth, including bone and ligaments.  Periodontitist is also associated with premature birth and low birth weight.

Seeing your hygienist for a thorough cleaning during your pregnancy can help prevent, control and monitor any gum issues.  Your hygienist may recommend having a cleaning every 3 to 4 months during your pregnancy.

Don’t let Pregnancy Gingivitis spoil a very special time.  By taking steps like…

Seeing your dentist for a routine check-up

Brushing at least twice a day

Flossing daily

Eating nutritionally rich food

…can help towards keeping both you, and your unborn child, healthy.

For more information regarding dental care call Bite Dental today at 403.201.2483

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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