Pregnancy brings many changes to the human body. Hormonal changes are also to be expected during pregnancy. These hormonal changes make one more vulnerable to diseases and infections. These infections sometimes tend to get out of control due to reduced immunity.
Your oral health is also critical when pregnant. Studies have shown that dental health contributes to your overall health. Therefore, it is essential that you take care of your teeth and gums to keep your overall health in check as you take care of your pregnancy. Here are a few tips to help you keep your teeth and gums healthy as you take care of the bundle of joy growing inside you.
We must know of your pregnancy before we conduct any elective procedures. Some pregnancies are affected by certain types of medication. Therefore, to avoid complications, we recommend that you inform us of your pregnancy as you book your next appointment.
You should inform us of any medication or vitamins that you might be on to help with your pregnancy. You should also pass on any special instructions from your doctor. We will alter any treatment plans we have for you based on this information.
It would be best if you were on the lookout for any changes in your gums and teeth. We recommend that you inform us immediately you spot any signs of trouble, such as swollen or red gums. It would help if you also kept us informed on any changes in your medication as prescribed by your doctor.
Keeping yourself and your baby healthy during pregnancy can sometimes take a lot of effort. However, when done the right way, it makes the pregnancy smooth and joyful. Talk to us regularly to avoid any dental complications you might be vulnerable to. Don't hesitate to get in touch with us for any information regarding your dental health.