Oral Health Notes: Pregnancy and Your Smile

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Caring for your smile is never more important than it is when you are pregnant. Although it can seem less important than other pressing issues for the health of yourself and your baby, your teeth still remain a central part of your life. To avoid drops in your oral health, continue effective oral health care routines while pregnant, including visiting your dentist and brushing and flossing daily.

While you’re pregnant, it is important to make sure that you’re eating healthy. Avoid sugars as much as possible, and any other substances that can damage your teeth or your gums. Eat a nutritious, well-balanced meal to ensure optimum health for yourself and your child. For additional tips, consult your dentist.

If your oral health care is neglected during a pregnancy, you can vastly increase your risk for numerous ailments including preeclampsia, premature delivery, and gestational diabetes. Furthermore, pregnancy often increases your risk for gum disease. For additional help dealing with any ailments that may arise during pregnancy, speak with your dentist. Be sure to let them know of any prenatal vitamins or medications you are taking.

No matter which options for your oral health care during a pregnancy you choose, Dr. Michael Nguyen and our team at North Texas Dental will make sure that you receive the care and quality your smile requires. If you would like to come visit us at our dentist office in Sherman, Texas, please schedule an appointment at 903-893-2800. Save your smile with our help today!