14 Jun Pregnancy and how it affects your teeth: Pay Attention to your gums mums!
Due to many years and experience in the dental field, not only do we know how to fix your teeth, but how to prevent problems occurring before they develop.
After extensive research, Dental Beauty is aware of how pregnant women’s teeth can be affected during pregnancy and even after birth. This is why we are pleased to provide tips and tricks to ensure you get the best protection possible during, and after pregnancy.
Pregnancy causes hormonal changes that could potentially increase the risk of developing periodontal disease.
Periodontal disease is a serious gum disease which is a result of infection or inflammation of the gums that surround the teeth. There are many reasons in which someone may have this disease such as poor brushing and flossing habits that cause a plaque build up. This plaque build up can be significantly cleaned by a dentist or dental hygienist.
Other common reasons for periodontal disease can be smoking or changes in hormones in women and girls, thus why periodontal disease is more likely to happen to pregnant women.
Gum diseases, if not taken care of, can result in bleeding gums, loss of teeth, which in turn could affect the health of your developing baby.
We believe that prevention is better than cure so here is our advice to ensure maximum protection throughout your journey.
Book a hygiene check-up with our hygienist before you give birth. Maintaining good oral hygiene is imperative for keeping your mouth clean. Having regular check-ups reduces the risk of having dental problems after pregnancy, such as bad breath, gum disease and tooth decay.
We believe in preventative dentistry and the maintenance of good oral hygiene. This entails continuous brushing and flossing before and after your meals to avoid plaque buildup!
Periodontal disease is more likely to occur during pregnancy due to hormonal changes. Therefore, pay particular attention to your changes to your gums mums! This can be done by scheduling appointments before, during and after pregnancy to mark your teeth’s journey.
Did you know that the development of your baby’s first teeth begins about three months after conception! This means it is vital to eat a healthy and balanced diet, cutting out sugary snacks, as well as continuing your daily hygiene routine. By doing so, you are ensuring you are doing the best you can