We know that having a baby on the way is a very exciting, stressful, and busy time! But we suggest adding one more thing to your pre-baby to-do list; a dental checkup! Receiving a dental cleaning and an exam during your pregnancy is an important part of making sure that your teeth and gums are healthy. The increase in hormones that occurs during pregnancy can cause you to become more vulnerable to certain dental issues.
Pregnancy can worsen existing medical conditions or create new ones. Below are a few of the dental concerns associated with pregnancy:
The best way for you to keep your teeth and gums healthy during pregnancy is to practice good at-home oral hygiene. This includes brushing your teeth at least twice a day with fluoride toothpaste, flossing every day, and visiting your general dentist at least once during your pregnancy for a dental cleaning and an exam.
To learn more about your endodontic health or to make an appointment at one of our endodontic offices, please contact Endodontic Specialists of Colorado. We have three locations in Colorado Springs North, Colorado Springs South, and Pueblo, Colorado.