Dental Care and Pregnancy

Jun 1 • 1 minute read

Dental care is considered safe during pregnancy.  Dentists oftentimes communicate with obstetricians regarding treatment plans.  Changes in hormones during pregnancy can increase gum problems.  Gums may swell or bleed more often during pregnancy.  If left untreated, periodontitis (damage to bone and supportive tissues) may result.  Some pregnant women experience vomiting which may cause dental erosion due to stomach acids.  Repeated exposure to these acids may soften and wear down the outer layer of the teeth (enamel).  Women should NOT brush their teeth immediately after vomiting and should instead rinse with 1 cup water and 1 teaspoon of baking soda to neutralize the aci

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