Pregnancy can elicit many changes to a woman’s oral health. This video explains some of those changes, and tips for caring for your teeth during pregnancy, as well as ways to maintain dental well being during pregnancy.
Hormonal fluctuations in the body can impact a pregnant woman’s gum tissues, which may become tender and inflamed. The gums may also become prone to bleeding. These factors leave the gums vulnerable to gingivitis, or early stage periodontal disease. That’s why experts recommend pregnant women see their dentist as soon as they know they are expecting, as an oral health professional can monitor the gums for signs of gingivitis.
Are you an expectant mother? Then call Padden Dental at (360) 213-1999. Our general dentistry experts offer safe and comfortable services at our Vancouver offices.