During pregnancy your body undergoes many changes. Your mouth is no exception. Dental care during pregnancy is safe and recommended, especially since pregnancy can actually cause dental issues. Gum disease, characterized by sore or inflamed gums can occur during pregnancy. Acid wear caused by morning sickness/vomiting can wear away the enamel of the teeth.
When enamel breaks down, teeth are more susceptible to cavities. Remember, pregnancy cravings for sugar can also make teeth vulnerable to cavities.
Please let us know if you are pregnant or trying to get pregnant. We will work with you to ensure your mouth is healthy, as well as provide recommendations to minimize dental problems during pregnancy.