Dentist Visit While Pregnant
Changes in your body during pregnancy can affect your teeth and gums. For example, Your eating habits may change. The kinds of food you eat can affect your dental health. You may eat more of certain foods during pregnancy than you did before you were pregnant.
Going to the dentist while being pregnant is safe. While pregnant, you have a higher risk for tooth decay and gum disease. Pregnancy hormones can increase your risk of early gum disease(gingivitis), especially during the second trimester.
Dental tips for a healthy pregnancy
- Treatment during every trimester is safe. However, the second trimester is the safest trimester in which to get dental treatment. The third trimester is safe, but the patient may have a hard time leaning back.
- Let your dentist know if you are pregnant, to take the extra precautions during your dentist appointment.
- Dental exams and teeth cleaning are safe at any point of pregnancy.
- During pregnancy, you can still be able to get dental x-rays.
Not only can you go to the dentist during pregnancy you should! Leaving tooth decay, gum disease and other oral health problems untreated can be harmful. Your dental health has a big impact on your overall health, which means it can have a big influence on your baby too.
Dental care doesn’t stop just because you’re pregnant. In fact, it’s even more important to keep your oral health in check, when pregnant you’re at higher risk of developing tooth decay, gum disease, and other issues.
At Sunset Dentistry we are dedicated to helping you maintain good oral health by providing preventive dentistry, do not hesitate to visit us or call to book an appointment now. We will be able to talk with you and answer any questions you may have about dental care during pregnancy.