It can be easy to neglect dentist check-ups when pregnant, but research suggests maintaining good oral care can benefit both the mother and baby. Hormone changes in pregnancy can lead to tender, swollen gums that require treatment for the health of both.
- By addressing your tooth decay issues, you can reduce the risk of passing on the bacteria after the baby is born.
- Treatment for tooth decay and gum disease is safe to have when pregnant and so there is no reason to delay.
- Research indicates the bacteria in gum disease can cause premature births and low birth weight.
“By getting a checkup with your dentist, you can help ensure that your smile is free of tooth decay so that you won’t have to worry about passing on bacteria once your beautiful baby is here!”