In today’s Almeida & Bell Aesthetic Dental Center blog we will discuss how pregnancy impacts your dental health. We are Drs. Almeida & Bell and we want all expectant mothers to realize the importance of good oral hygiene during pregnancy. Because of the changes going on in a pregnant woman’s body there are potential dental health issues that may arise.
Many Lone Tree are women experience morning sickness accompanied with vomiting. The gastric acid increases the acidity in the mouth which can easily lead to enamel loss and tooth decay. Heightened levels of progesterone and estrogen may relax the ligaments that support the teeth causing them to loosen.
Most Lone Tree residents have experienced gingivitis, but during pregnancy the hormonal changes increase your risk for gingivitis. Without proper dental care, gingivitis can lead to gum disease.
If you are a pregnant woman in the Lone Tree area, my staff and I at Almeida & Bell Aesthetic Dental Center recommend using a soft bristled toothbrush for daily brushing. Floss carefully and rinse your mouth with a fluoride wash. If you experience morning sickness, clean your mouth with a baking soda and water mixture.
If you are planning to become pregnant, it is a good idea to visit our Lone Tree dentist and have a cleaning and exam prior to your pregnancy. If you need any dental procedures, it is a good idea to get them done as soon as possible. If you experience any dental problems during your pregnancy please call and schedule an appointment at 303-858-9000. Untreated dental disease can affect your overall health.
At Almeida & Bell Aesthetic Dental Center we not only offer excellent dental care to our pregnant clients, we provide quality preventative care and cosmetic dentistry for the entire family. Our Lone Tree patients can expect professional cosmetic dentistry, general dentistry, and laser dentistry.
Drs. Almeida & Bell
Almeida & Bell Aesthetic Dental Center
8683 E Lincoln Ave Ste 200
Lone Tree, CO