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Oral Health and Pregnancy: What You Need to Know

Having a baby. It’s one of the most exciting events in a woman’s life. But during the course of her nine-month journey, not only is her body going through many changes, her oral health may be as well.

At the office of Cleveland, maintaining good oral health is our top priority, at all stages of a patient’s life. During your pregnancy, our skilled and compassionate team wants you to be aware of some of the special considerations that need to be taken at our office and in your routine care to ensure your teeth and gums remain in the best possible shape.

  • Maintain your routine. That includes brushing and flossing twice a day, maintaining regular checkups and cleanings.
  • Keep us in the loop: Let us know if you are pregnant and how far along you are, as well as any changes in your medication or special directives from your doctor. If you have a high-risk pregnancy or other medical condition, we may recommend certain procedures be postponed.
  • Pregnancy gingivitis. Being pregnant sometimes opens the door to a form of mild gum disease called gingivitis — causing gums to be red, tender and sore. If you do develop the condition, we advice more frequent cleanings at our office to help control the symptoms.
  • What you eat helps your baby’s teeth. Baby teeth begin to develop between three and six months gestation. Foods that are rich in vitamins vitamins A, C, and D, plus protein and calcium, will help set the foundation for good dental health for your baby.

At the office of Cleveland, we enjoy getting to know each patient and providing you and your family with the personalized service you deserve. We expertly handle all aspects of family dentistry under one roof.

For more information or to schedule an appointment, give us a call today.

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