Expecting A Baby? Possible Changes To Watch For In Oral Health
Pregnant women may experience inflamed or even inflected gums due to hormonal surges. In addition, increased blood flow can cause gum sensitivity. And vomiting during pregnancy caused by “morning sickness” exposes your teeth to increased gastric acid.
Moms-to-be should also keep in mind that babies’ teeth are formed in the 3rd trimester. This means that a healthy, balanced diet for mom is even more important at this time. New research even shows that women with periodontal disease risk adverse outcomes like pre-term or low-birth weight babies.
If you’re pregnant or anticipating starting a family, make sure you take care of your teeth now — for you and your baby.