Pregnancy and Tooth Loss
Have you ever heard the old-wives tale, “gain a child, lose a tooth?”
Every pregnant Mom knows how important it is to take care of themselves, but expecting Moms also need to understand the impact that pregnancy has on dental health.
Hormonal changes that expecting Moms go through during pregnancy can increase the risk of tooth loss, gum disease, and other dental health concerns, but that doesn’t mean you have to lose a tooth – or worse.
By adhering to a diligent daily dental health regimen of brushing twice a day for two minutes, flossing daily, rinsing with an alcohol-free mouthwash, AND seeing your dentist regularly, expecting Moms can stave off the negative oral health impacts of those hormonal changes to ensure that a new baby doesn’t equal tooth loss.
Pregnant Moms see their doctors a lot during their pregnancy, there’s no reason why a dentist appointment or two shouldn’t be included.
If you’re concerned about losing a tooth during pregnancy, or any other oral health issue, just be sure to talk with your doctor AND dentist.
After all, oral health IS overall health!