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Pregnancy and Dental Care

FAQs about Dental Care During Pregnancy How does pregnancy affect my oral health? It's a myth that a mother's teeth lose calcium during pregnancy, but you may experience some changes in your oral health. A surge in the hormones estrogen and progesterone correlates to an increase in plaque on your teeth. How does a build-up of plaque affect me? Plaque that's left on teeth can cause gingivitis (red, swollen, tender gums that are more likely to bleed). So-called "pregnancy gingivitis" affects most pregnant women to some degree, and generally begins in the second trimester. If you already have gingivitis, the condition is likely to worsen during pregnancy. Pregnant women are also at risk for developing pregnancy tumors (inflammatory, benign growths [...]

By |2019-09-29T21:27:00+00:00December 3rd, 2019|Patient Education|Comments Off on Pregnancy and Dental Care

Women’s Oral Health

Women's Oral Health FAQs Do women need to be more careful with their oral health? Women's oral health depends on their different stages of life. For many women, these changes are directly related to surges in sex hormone levels, such as in puberty, menstruation, pregnancy, lactation and menopause. Women are also more likely to be diagnosed with TMJ, Myofascial pain, eating disorders, and Sjogren's Syndrome (dry mouth). What types of conditions will my dentist watch for? As a woman, you need to adhere to good oral hygiene. Make sure to brush with fluoride toothpaste at least twice a day and after each meal when possible, and floss thoroughly each day. To help avoid problems, your dentist may request to see [...]

By |2019-07-25T15:58:28+00:00August 20th, 2019|Patient Education|Comments Off on Women’s Oral Health