Pregnancy is a busy time filled with doctor’s visits, setting up the nursery, and getting ready for your little one’s arrival. With all the changes in your life, it’s essential to keep in mind that you’re more at risk of developing dental problems during this time. Your trusted team at Dental Care of Greensboro looks forward to working alongside you to ensure you maintain a healthy smile during and after your pregnancy!
How Does Pregnancy Affect Your Oral Health?
Here are some of the ways pregnancy can affect your oral health:
Your Dental Health and Your Developing Baby
Maintaining a healthy smile will reflect on your newborn’s oral health. Harmful bacteria can transmit from the mother’s mouth to the baby’s mouth, leading to childhood cavities, which may require extensive dental procedures at a young age. Your gum health can also impact your baby’s health. Studies show a link between periodontal (gum) disease, premature delivery, and low birth weights. That can increase an infant’s risk of health problems. Caring for your oral health before, during, and after your pregnancy will positively reflect your child.
How Can You Maintain a Healthy Smile During Pregnancy?
Before becoming pregnant, we recommend scheduling a dental exam and cleaning to address any oral health problems and prevent new ones from developing. We’ll see you regularly during your pregnancy to ensure your smile stays in tip-top shape.
It’s also important to maintain meticulous oral hygiene habits, including daily brushing and flossing. Taking the time to care for your oral health will ensure you enjoy a beautiful, healthy smile during your pregnancy and after your baby is born.
Quality Dental Care in Greensboro
Contact your trusted team at Dental Care of Greensboro to learn more about maintaining a healthy smile during and after your pregnancy. Our team is committed to supporting your oral health every step of the way! Call us and schedule your appointment today!