Many people don’t know that oral health can suffer because of pregnancy AND that pregnancy can be complicated by poor oral health. An interesting connection! Any extra bacteria in your system caused by periodontal disease or other oral infections can be detrimental to the unborn and even contribute to low birth weights.
Also, pregnant women, partly due to hormonal changes, tend to get more gingivitis and bleeding gums. Most all obstetricians recommend regular preventive dental care during pregnancy. Of course, excellent brushing and flossing will remove most all bacteria from a person’s mouth, making it a daily must for us all, but especially during pregnancy.
For a FREE introductory screening for gingivitis and other periodontal diseases, call our office…mothers-to-be ESPECIALLY.