You’re expecting a little bundle of joy. You’re feeling the bliss of motherhood and also the hassle of getting everything ready! Dr. Carlos Rojas and our team stress the importance of taking the time to care for your dental health during pregnancy. The changes going on in your body, good and bad alike, are the result of hormones. You should be aware of these changes and what they can mean for your oral health.
Many pregnant women experience swelling in the gums. This leads to a condition that is commonly referred to as pregnancy gingivitis. If you find your gums swelling or bleeding more than normal, all is not lost! Be proactive with your dental hygiene and your oral health care. Brush and floss your teeth daily and visit Simple Smiles Dentistry regularly. Our dentist may recommend that you have professional dental cleanings and exams more frequently until your baby is born.
Oral Health Care While Pregnant
Make sure that Dr. Carlos Rojas knows that you are pregnant as soon as you do. As needed, our dentist can adjust any dental treatments or dental medications that you need while you are pregnant. In addition, certain procedures may be postponed until after your baby is born to avoid unnecessary risks.
Seeing your dentist for a professional teeth cleaning and dental X-ray is safe when you are expecting. In fact, we encourage this as part of the path to making your pregnancy a safe and healthy one.
Our dental team in Patterson, New York, is thrilled to help you maintain and improve your oral health while you’re expecting. Feel free to contact our dental office at 973-977-8181 to learn more and to schedule a visit.