Pregnancy And Dentistry

Dentistry during pregnancy is an important part of the overall health of the mother. The mouth, just like the rest of the body, changes during pregnancy and may need a little extra attention to help prevent cavities and periodontal disease caused by hormonal gingival inflammation. This is important for the health of the mother and the baby as there is a growing body of evidence that shows periodontal disease can increase the risk of preterm labor and/or low birth weights. The ideal time for dental treatment is the second trimester but care can be provided at anytime during pregnancy. If you have questions about dental care just ask- we are always happy to help.