Pregnancy means a lot of changes take place in your body, and your lifestyle too. Because of this, the team at Destination Dentistry in Custer SD reminds you there are potential dental health issues that may arise.
Many women experience morning sickness during pregnancy. This can increase the acidity in the mouth, which can easily lead to enamel loss and tooth decay. Heightened levels of progesterone and estrogen may relax the ligaments that support the teeth, causing them to loosen.
Many people have experienced gingivitis, but during pregnancy the hormonal changes increase your risk. Without proper dental care gingivitis can lead to more serious gum disease.
There is a widely-held belief that having dental x-rays isn’t safe during pregnancy. We’ll debunk that right here: they are. As a matter of fact, the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists encourages it.
A dentist can be a big help in keeping your mouth and your baby healthy while you’re pregnant. If you are planning to become pregnant, we recommend that you have a cleaning and exam prior to your pregnancy. If you need any dental procedures, it is a good idea to get them done as soon as possible.
At Destination Dentistry we not only offer excellent dental care to our pregnant patients, we provide quality care for the entire brood with family dentistry. We also offer cosmetic and restorative dentistry. Schedule an appointment with us today.
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