Getting Close to Your Due Date? Mom’s-to-Be and Oral Health

Nov 16, 2015

Expecting a new addition to your family soon? A little bundle of joy? If you are expecting a baby, make sure you educate yourself about oral health practices for you and your newborn baby.  If you remain healthy throughout your pregnancy, your baby will remain healthy in the womb and when he or she arrives.

Oral health is imperative for all of us and if you are bringing a new baby into the world it is even more important to keep up with routine dental visits. We want to make sure that you have healthy teeth and gums so that you can protect your child from any future complications that can result from dental problems.

Some dental procedures are dangerous for soon-to-be mothers, such as laser dentistry, x-rays, anesthetic methods, and more. It is also important to take care of your oral health from the very beginning and book a dental appointment with your dentist before you get pregnant.

It’s a beautiful life-altering experience to be pregnant and prenatal dental visits are extremely important with regards to the health and development of the baby. It has been shown that, by taking care of your teeth while pregnant, you can reduce the risks of low birth weight in a newborn baby. You can avoid developing bacteria within the mouth and tooth decay. In the past, studies have shown that women during the reproductive age are at a higher risk of gum or periodontal disease.

And when your baby arrives, remember that appointments at Stellar Kids Dentistry are best for optimal dental health! Contact us today and let’s get you and your baby on the road to optimal oral health!