When you think about all of the changes that your body will go through during pregnancy, you probably are not thinking about changes to your oral health. However, hormonal fluctuations during this time can pose a threat to your teeth and gums. In fact, many women develop pregnancy gingivitis, which is an accumulation of plaque that can cause irritation. If left untreated, it can lead to a more serious gum infection called periodontitis.
In this video, Dr. Lance Loveless discusses how you can reduce your risk of developing gingivitis during pregnancy. He also explains how oral health is related to preterm birth and low birth weight.
Schedule an appointment with BridgeView Dental today at 512-347-8299 to protect your oral health during pregnancy. We welcome patients from Round Rock and nearby areas of Texas at our Austin office.