We always say that good oral health is a good start to good overall health. This goes twice for pregnant women. Good oral care during pregnancy is one of the many ways you can help make sure that your baby stays healthy. Here are some reasons and ways to keep up with your good dental habits to have while pregnant.

Oral Care during Pregnancy

To have a smooth and healthy pregnancy, oral care is something you may not think you need to pay as much attention to. While there is so much to take on during these nine months, you cannot neglect taking care of your teeth while pregnant.

The fact is, the majority of pregnant women suffer from some form of oral health issues. 43% of these women don’t end up seeking dental treatment. It’s a back-burner issue to most during these rather intense times.

Similar to our regular health, during pregnancy, our dental health requires even more work and attention than normal.

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Preventative dentistry 

This higher level of attention to oral care during pregnancy is covered well by standard preventative dentistry techniques.

That means spending more time in the day doing things like proper brushing and flossing. That also means you need the dental checkups—perhaps even more during pregnancy.

When it comes to your pregnancy, it’s easy to wear your body down. It’s easy to get exhausted and just push your dental care to the side. Since your body is already going through a lot of hormonal and physical changes, it’s easy for your oral care to slide as well.  

While it hasn’t been proven, there is an ever-increasing amount of evidence to suggest that your oral health directly impacts the health of your new born baby. To ensure that your baby is in utmost health, make sure your mouth is free from gum disease through  preventative dentistry.

Balle & Associates

Pregnancy and oral health are directly related, so if you become pregnant, visit Balle & Associates to schedule your appointment, especially if you suffer from gum disease.