You may already know that you should expect a number of changes if you’re pregnant. Still, did you know that there are several things you should be doing if you would like to protect your teeth and gums while you’re pregnant?
As you might already understand, gum disease could actually lead to many different dental problems. Still, would you be surprised to learn that pregnant women are actually more vulnerable to gum disease? This happens because pregnant women actually have elevated levels of the hormone progesterone. This could aggravate your gums, ultimately leading to gum disease, even if there’s less plaque on your teeth than normal. Moreover, gum disease might cause additional issues for a pregnant woman, such as preterm birth.
Luckily, there are several things you could do to prevent this issue. For example, you should set up an appointment with us when you see that you’re pregnant. While there are many treatments you could consider, there are some steps we can take to help you keep your teeth healthy. For instance, brushing and flossing your teeth will reduce your odds of developing gum disease. In fact, some dentists suggest more frequent cleanings for pregnant women.
If you would be interested in learning more about what you can do for your teeth and gums while you’re pregnant, we invite you to give Buhler Dental Care in Spanish Fork, Utah a call at (801) 794-9905. Our dentist, Dr. Forrest S. Buhler & Cameron S. Buhler, and our team will assess your pearly whites and address any concerns you have. We’re eager to meet with you!