In today’s Lansdale dentistry blog we will discuss how pregnancy impacts your dental health. We are Drs. Kevin Bass and Lawrence Black and we want all expectant Pennsylvania mothers to realize the importance of good oral hygiene during pregnancy. Because of the changes going on in a pregnant woman’s body there are potential dental health issues that may arise.
Many Lansdale women experience morning sickness accompanied with vomiting. The gastric acid increases the acidity in the mouth which can easily lead to enamel loss and tooth decay. Heightened levels of progesterone and estrogen may relax the ligaments that support the teeth, causing them to loosen.
Most Lansdale residents have experienced gingivitis, but during pregnancy the hormonal changes increase your risk for gingivitis. Without proper dental care gingivitis can lead to gum disease.
If you are a pregnant Pennsylvania woman, our team at Black & Bass Cosmetic and Family Dentistry recommend using a soft bristled toothbrush for daily brushing. Floss carefully and rinse your mouth with a fluoride wash. If you experience morning sickness, clean your mouth with a baking soda and water mixture.
If you are planning to become pregnant, we recommend that you have a cleaning and exam prior to your pregnancy. If you need any dental procedures, it is a good idea to get them done as soon as possible. If you experience any dental problems during your pregnancy, please call and schedule an appointment at 215-368-1424. Untreated dental disease can affect your overall health.
At Black & Bass Cosmetic and Family Dentistry we not only offer excellent dental care to our pregnant patients, but we also provide quality preventative care and cosmetic dentistry for the entire family. Our Lansdale patients can expect professional painless injections, cosmetic and restorative dentistry, and a comfortable, anxiety-free dentistry experience.
Drs. Kevin Bass and Lawrence Black
Black & Bass Cosmetic and Family Dentistry
410 N Broad St