Pregnancy and Dental Care

Post by: Gerarda on 01 Jul 2021


During pregnancy, it is important for women to maintain good oral hygiene and to schedule regular dental check-ups / dental examinations.

Pregnancy can cause changes in the mouth, such as an increase in plaque and gingivitis, due to hormonal changes. This can lead to an increased risk of tooth decay and periodontal disease. Additionally, pregnancy can also cause morning sickness, which can lead to increased acid in the mouth and tooth erosion.

It is important for pregnant women to brush and floss regularly, as well as to use fluoride toothpaste and mouthwash. They should also avoid sugary and acidic foods and drinks.

It is generally safe for pregnant women to receive routine dental treatment, but it is important to let the dentist know that you are pregnant, so they can take the necessary precautions.

If you are planning on getting pregnant, schedule a dental appointment as you would a medical appointment to ensure that you have good oral health as well as good general health.