The Importance of Proper Dental Care During Pregnancy

Good oral health is very important during pregnancy. In addition to brushing and flossing daily, expectant mothers should visit the dentist for regular exams and professional cleanings. Dr. Dana Walters is happy to help moms-to-be in Hilliard and Upper Arlington, Ohio maintain a healthy smile during their pregnancy.

Women who are expecting to have a lot on their minds, but it’s important not to overlook the need for proper dental care. Existing dental problems can actually be made worse by pregnancy. Proper prevention and treatment of oral issues should be a priority. Inform the dentist about the pregnancy, and be sure to note any oral health changes that may occur.

To keep teeth clean and healthy, be sure to brush at least twice daily with a soft brush, as gums can become more sensitive. Keep dental appointments for teeth cleanings and exams. Healthy gums and teeth can contribute to a healthy pregnancy for both mother and baby.