Expecting a child? Thinking about it? Pregnancy causes lots of changes, including a shift in your oral health. Healthy teeth and gums are essential for both mother and baby and you should start by visiting your dentist as soon as you start planning your family. Starting out with healthy gums protects you and your baby.
The hormonal changes that occur during pregnancy can wreak havoc on teeth and gums. Even women who have good oral health can experience pregnancy gingivitis. This temporary condition causes the gums to become red, inflamed and bleed easily. It is common and usually disappears three to six months after delivery as long as good oral hygiene care is followed. If you start to experience these symptoms you should contact StoneRidge Dental Care as soon as possible.
It used to be thought that dental visits while pregnant were dangerous. Now we know that receiving dental care during pregnancy is not dangerous to the mother or baby. Avoiding your dentist at this time is a worse because several studies have linked the bacteria in gum disease to a higher risk of premature birth and other problems. Remember that no mercury fillings are used in our office so treating dental decay should not be a worry.
Please contact StoneRidge Dental Care in Gahanna, OH at 614-476-6696 today to schedule your next appointment. A healthy mom, healthy baby and a healthy smile!