Pregnancy

Whether you are pregnant, trying to get pregnant, or just delivered a baby, your oral healthcare is very important.

Pregnancy gingivitis is a problem caused by the reaction of your hormones to plaque and hardened plaque (known as calculus or tartar) that makes your gums become puffy and bleed. It is important to maintain healthy gums during pregnancy through at home care and regular dental cleanings in order to prevent pregnancy gingivitis.

If you are having pain or discomfort with any of your teeth it is very important that you see a dentist as soon as possible. Your body releases extra hormones when you are having pain that can affect your baby.

Untreated dental problems, such as cavities, have bacteria that can be transferred to your child. It is best to treat these problems before giving birth to prevent infecting your child.

Often your insurance will pay for an extra dental cleaning while you are pregnant.