Did you know that your oral health can change if you are pregnant? Although your teeth and gums may often be seen as of trivial consequence during a pregnancy, the truth is your oral health care is still highly important for the health of you and your baby. If left untreated, your oral health can lead to numerous health risks.
Poor oral hygiene during a pregnancy is linked with numerous health risks including premature deliveries, gestational diabetes, preeclampsia, and periodontal disease. Fortunately, simple tips and tricks such as continuing to brush and floss daily are highly effective at keeping your smile safe.
For additional help with your care, visit your dentist for routine checkups and professional cleaning every six months. While you are pregnant, always tell your dentist about your current condition and any medications and prenatal vitamins you may be taking. Furthermore, they can help you develop a dietary plan to keep your teeth safe before, during, and after a pregnancy.
For additional help with dentistry while pregnant, Dr. Lin Wong and our team at Wong Dental are here to give you the smile you desire. If you would like to schedule an appointment to come see us at our dentist office in Covina, California, please contact us at 626-709-3332 to speak with a member of our team. Let us help you take charge of your future with a healthy smile!