During pregnancy, the hormone changes your body undergoes can affect your oral health. It is therefore very important that you still attend for regular routine dental appointments during this time.
You may notice that your gums become sore and swollen during pregnancy and they may bleed when brushed. It is therefore important to keep your teeth and gums clean to prevent any long term damage. You may need to attend for appointments with the hygienist to help keep plaque and tartar from building up. They will also be able to advise you on the best oral hygiene routine to follow at home.
Most routine dental treatment is safe to carry out while you are pregnant, but if you are at all concerned talk to your dentist who will be able to explain the options available to you. The dentist will however defer any x-rays until after your baby has been born.
- Attending for regular appointments ensures healthy teeth and gums – looking after your teeth in pregnancy not only improve your health but the health of your unborn baby