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How Does Pregnancy Affect Oral Health?

Posted on 9/5/2022 by Brandon Cooley
How Does Pregnancy Affect Oral Health?Even while you are pregnant, your oral health is very important. A pregnant woman could become overburdened and ignore their oral health. Make sure you go to the dentist frequently so they can examine your mouth and create a dental plan for you to employ while you are pregnant. The dental health of the mother and child after giving birth will be affected by making sure that the gums and teeth are appropriately cared for.

What is Pregnancy and Exhaustion?

When a day ends you are absolutely exhausted. You will forget to wash your teeth and floss them when pregnant. This is because being pregnant makes you even wearier. To prevent plaque and tartar buildup while you are pregnant, you should brush and floss your teeth on a regular basis. A woman's hormones vary during pregnancy, which could be dangerous for the mother's gums. This may result in gingivitis, a condition where the gums bleed and become inflamed. Gingivitis can progress into periodontitis, a more serious form of gum disease if it is not treated.

What is Morning Sickness?

Morning sickness may result in stomach acid, which often finds its way to the mouth and damages teeth by wearing away a tooth's enamel. You will discover that being pregnant causes you to eat more, which increases your cravings for sweet foods. After routinely snaking, it's important to make sure you keep an eye on your dental health because the teeth will then be exposed to microorganisms that cause decay. The dentist will monitor your oral health during your pregnancy and will advise you to schedule an appointment soon after giving birth to make sure your teeth and gums are in good condition.

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