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Importance of Oral Care During Pregnancy


Posted on 1/15/2024 by Weo Admin
smiling pregnant black woman standing outside and holding her bellyResearch findings show that pregnant women are more likely to have dental issues. Their bodies undergo hormonal changes during pregnancy, impacting their oral and overall health. Dental problems may also result from changes in diet and lifestyle. So why is prenatal dental health important?

Prevents Tooth Erosion and Gum Disease


Gingivitis and periodontal disease are prevalent among pregnant women. They also experience tooth erosion because of frequent vomiting from morning sickness during their pregnancy. Tooth erosion occurs when stomach acids erode the tooth surface when vomiting. Maintaining a proper oral routine can help prevent these dental concerns.

Prevents Dental Cavities


Pregnant women often have a sweet tooth. However, consuming sugary foods without cleaning your mouth can lead to dental problems. It can cause tooth decay or cavities. Good oral care can reduce the risk of decay after eating sugary foods.

Reduces the Risk of Pregnancy Tumors


Some pregnant women develop mouth tumors because of too much plaque in the mouth. While these tumors are non-cancerous, they can inflame the gums and cause discomfort. Observing a proper oral routine can help prevent plaque buildup, reducing the risk of pregnancy tumors. This includes brushing and flossing your teeth twice daily and having your teeth checked every six months.

Improves Pregnancy Outcomes


Various studies indicate a strong connection between oral health and premature birth. Pregnant women who do not observe good oral care are more likely to give birth prematurely. Their newborns may not attain the desired weight at birth. They are also at risk of brain injury and eye problems. Good prenatal oral care will ensure the mother and child are healthy throughout the pregnancy.

Contact Us Today


The significance of maintaining good oral health during pregnancy cannot be understated. Pregnant mothers are more prone to dental health problems. Observing proper oral hygiene can reduce the risk of these issues. Contact us today for a dental checkup and learn more oral care tips during pregnancy.

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