In this post from Summer Dental in Las Vegas, we will discuss how pregnancy impacts your dental health. Because of the changes going on in a pregnant woman’s body, there are potential dental health issues that may arise.
During their pregnancies, many women experience morning sickness accompanied with vomiting. The gastric acid increases the acidity in the mouth which can easily lead to enamel loss and tooth decay. Heightened levels of progesterone and estrogen may relax the ligaments that support the teeth causing them to loosen.
Also during pregnancy, the hormonal changes increase the risk of gingivitis. Without proper dental care gingivitis can lead to gum disease.
If you are planning to start a family, we recommend that you have a cleaning and exam prior to your pregnancy. If you need any dental procedures, it is a good idea to get them done as soon as possible.
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