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Pregnancy And Oral Health

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Pregnancy is a magical time filled with anticipation and many changes in your lifestyle, health, diet and more. Your mouth may also experience changes and may require more attention to maintain its health. We, at Global Dental Centre, are here to support you during your pregnancy and at any phase in your life to ensure you always enjoy a healthy, confident smile.

Before You Get Pregnant:

Try to make a dental appointment before getting pregnant  That way, your teeth can be professionally cleaned, gum tissue can be carefully examined, and any oral health problems can be treated in advance of your pregnancy.

Dental Care While Pregnancy:

  • Tell your dentist (and doctor) if you are pregnant. Routine dental care can be done at any time during pregnancy.  Any urgent procedure can be done, as well. All elective dental procedures, however, should be postponed until after the delivery. Before you have your dental appointment, check with your obstetrician to see if she has any special precautions/instructions for you.
  • Tell your dentist the names and dosages of all drugs you are taking – including meditations and prenatal vitamins prescribed by your doctor – as well as any specific medical advice your doctor has given you. Your dentist may need to alter your dental treatment plan based on this information.
  •  Dental X-rays can be done during pregnancy. Your dentist will use extreme caution to safeguard you and your babies, such as shielding your abdomen and thyroid.  Advances in technology have made X-rays much safer today than in past decades.
  • Don’t skip your dental checkup appointment simply because you are pregnant. Now more than any other time, regular periodontal (gum) exams are very important because pregnancy causes hormonal changes that put you at increased risk for periodontal disease and for tender gums that bleed easily – a condition called pregnancy gingivitis. Pay particular attention to any changes in your gums during pregnancy. If tenderness, bleeding or gum swelling occurs at any time during your pregnancy, talk with your dentist or periodontist as soon as possible.
  • Follow good oral hygiene practices to prevent and/or reduce oral health problems.

We Are Here For You:

Pregnancy is an exciting time with many new experiences and changes. We, at Global Dental Centre, are here to help ensure your dental health is in tip-top shape so you can focus on preparing to meet your precious little newcomer. We look forward to helping care for your dental health every step of the way!

 

 

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