Pregnancy causes the human body to undergo several changes, including in your smile. You will need to make certain changes to your oral hygiene routine to ensure you have excellent oral health during pregnancy. The foundation is to brush your teeth for two minutes at least twice a day, but it’s important to schedule a time to see your dentist in the beginning of your pregnancy to ensure your smile remains in good health.
Our dental team invites you to see the dentist as soon as you know that you are going to have a baby since you will need to be aware of and avoid several oral health conditions. We encourage you to maintain good oral health to help your baby stay healthy throughout the pregnancy as well.
Gum disease is a common and dangerous dental health problem that any patient can develop, but pregnant women can be at a greater risk of gum disease due to their increased levels of progesterone. This can cause irritation in the gum tissues and cause gum disease to develop. If you have advanced gum disease, you could also develop other serious health problems, including heart disease.
We invite you to contact our office at 262-241-5558 today and schedule an appointment with our dentist, Dr. Michael Kim, if you would like to learn more about how to protect your smile during pregnancy in Mequon, Wisconsin.