When a woman becomes pregnant, virtually every aspect of her health is affected. While many women do not realize this until they go through pregnancy, this includes their oral health. At the general dentistry practice of John M. Pinnix, DMD, and George A. Betancourt, DMD, we are pleased to offer exceptional dental care to expectant mothers, in addition to the education they need to understand the changes that are occurring in their mouths during their pregnancies.
By supplying our expecting patients with the information they need regarding dental care and pregnancy during consultations at our Charleston office, we are able to help them maintain healthy teeth and gums during a time when they are vulnerable to gum disease and other serious oral problems. It is our hope to establish partnerships in good dental health with these patients that will last beyond their pregnancies and lead them to bring their children into the practice when the time comes.
If you are currently pregnant or planning to become pregnant, our friendly and experienced dental team would welcome the opportunity to meet with you at your earliest convenience, as well.
In a word: hormones. The same hormonal changes that affect every other part of the body during pregnancy also affect the mouth, making it more susceptible to infection and disease. Pregnant women are more likely to develop a variety of oral health issues, including:
Fortunately, most of the above oral health problems can be avoided or at least minimized if you take the proper precautions. For example, you should:
To learn more about dental care and pregnancy, or to schedule your initial consultation with one of our esteemed dentists, please contact Advanced Dentistry of Blakeney today.