August 15, 2012

Dental Health during Pregnancy

Posted in Daily Dental Dose, Oral Health & Wellness tagged at 2:33 am by queenqueer

During pregnancy, women are most sensitive and more prone to health problems, and this includes dental problems as well.

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According to studies, there has been a correlation between gingivitis and premature & underweight births (Colgate). Gingivitis is a gum disease that causes your gums to bleed and on its advance stage, make your tooth fall out.

The best way to handle this is to visit the dentist. Though regular check ups are done semi-annually, women who are pregnant may need to go more often than that since there is an increase risk of having dental problems during pregnancy. This is an effect of hormones beefing up so there may be a need for more dental cleanings. The dentist may recommend which is the best and most suitable dental care for you.

But other than careful dental care, it’s most important to heighten the immune system and nutrients-intake, and this involves calcium, which contributes to sustain the strength of our tooth and bones.¬†Always remember that there are already 2 lives involved when you’re taking care of yourself.