The hormonal changes that women experience during pregnancy can greatly impact their oral health. These changes can increase the risk of gum disease and other gum related problems.
With the recent links between gum disease and premature/low birth weight babies, there is one more reason to maintain proper dental care.
Here are three steps to help you, and your baby, stay healthy during pregnancy:
1. Eat Healthy
Follow a healthy diet and try to avoid foods that are high in sugar. These foods can increase the risk of plaque, gingivitis, and gum disease.
2. Visit Your Dentist
Since dental problems can accelerate during pregnancy, it is vital to visit your dentist every three months. Your dentist can screen for potential problems and help ensure that any existing issues are well managed.
3. Good Home Care
Brush and floss your teeth daily and contact your dentist if you have any concerns.
Staying healthy during pregnancy will help ensure the health of you and your baby. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact our office at (514) 364-3366 or click here, to visit our website. Also, be sure to visit our Facebook page to keep up with information that affects your dental health and wellness