Thursday, November 19, 2015

Pregnancy and Oral Health

Taking care of your mouth while you are pregnant is important for you and your baby. Changes to your body when you are pregnant can make your gums sore or puffy, causing them to bleed. At Bensalem Dentistry, we want you to know that receiving oral health care, practicing good oral hygiene, eating healthy foods, and practicing other healthy behaviors will help keep you and your baby healthy.

Delaying necessary treatment for dental problems could result in significant risk to you and your baby. For example, a bad tooth infection in your mouth could spread throughout your body. You should continue to see your dentist during pregnancy for oral examinations and professional cleanings to avoid issues such as pregnancy gingivitis. Usually, gum inflammation appears between the second and eighth month of pregnancy. Signs of pregnancy gingivitis range from redder-looking gums that bleed a little when brushing teeth, to severe swelling and bleeding of gum tissue.

If you are pregnant, give us a call if you are due for a dental checkup. To learn more about services we offer, visit www.bensalemdentistry.com for more information. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Michael Eisenbrock at Bensalem Dentistry in Bensalem, PA, call 215-638-9952. 

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