PREGNANCY AND DENTISTRY
Congratulations on your pregnancy!
Pregnancy brings many changes to your body and health, and that includes your oral health. Your oral health has a big impact on your overall health which in turn has a major influence on the health of your baby, so it’s important that you maintain good regular oral care throughout your pregnancy.
How will my pregnancy affect my oral health?
Hormonal changes during pregnancy can exacerbate problems with your teeth and gums, and so you should maintain regular check-ups and cleanings. Higher levels of progesterone can lead to a condition called “pregnancy gingivitis”, where gums become painful, swollen and can bleed on brushing. Your dentist will be able to keep a close eye on your gums if this happened to you. Generally this condition will resolve itself after you have your baby.
Will my teeth lose calcium during pregnancy?
No. It’s a myth that pregnancy causes your teeth to weaken due to loss of calcium. Babies get their required calcium from your diet, not your teeth. However, if calcium intake is inadequate, your bones can begin to lose calcium, so it’s very important to follow your doctor’s recommendations for dietary calcium intake and/or supplements.
Check-up, Scale, Clean & Fluoride Treatment
Because we have the highest standards of patient care in mind, we recommend starting with a comprehensive examination, followed by your own personalised treatment recommendations. If further examination of a tooth is required, X-rays maybe required at $45.00 each.
We believe the initial checkup is so important in establishing diagnoses and correct treatment, that we have made it as accessible and affordable as possible.