Baby Your Teeth
The health of an expecting mother affects the health of her baby, which is why dental care is so important during pregnancy. Hormonal fluctuations can exaggerate some dental disorders, and studies show there’s a link between gum disease and premature and low birth-weight babies.
One of the most common oral problems during pregnancy is gingivitis. This condition results from plaque that forms on teeth, and if not removed, results in irritated, tender gums that are likely to bleed easily. Hormonal increases can intensify this effect.
What’s eaten during pregnancy can also affect baby’s developing teeth. Mothers need sufficient amounts of vitamin A, C, D, protein, calcium, and phosphorus, especially during the second trimester.
Make your dental health a priority today, and in doing so, you’ll lay a solid foundation for a lifetime of healthy smiles for your baby. Schedule a checkup with us now!