Do I Need to Go to The Dentist While Pregnant?

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You know there are certain foods and activities you should avoid when you’re pregnant. But is it safe to go to the dentist? We’ll answer that and more below!

Visiting the Dentist While Pregnant

The good news is it’s totally safe to visit the dentist while you’re pregnant. In fact, you should! Maintaining good oral health during your pregnancy can positively impact the health of your baby, which we’ll discuss in more detail below.

We know it can be hard to get comfortable when you’re pregnant, especially when sitting in a dental chair. At Three Creek Dentistry, we offer comfortable amenities to help you feel relaxed and cozy during your treatment. We tailor our treatments to your individual needs and comfort, so if there’s anything we can do to help you feel comfortable, all you have to do is ask!

How Your Oral Health Affects Your Pregnancy

Even though it may not seem like Your oral health has an impact on your pregnancy. When plaque bacteria enters your bloodstream (which can occur if you have buildup or gum disease), it can lead to babies with low birth weight and labor complications. Moreover, pregnant women are more likely to develop gingivitis and gum disease because of hormonal fluctuations during pregnancy.

Regularly brushing and flossing your teeth twice a day will help you maintain clean and healthy teeth, but visiting your dentist twice a year is the best way to ensure that your oral health is in good shape to set you and your little one up for success! If you have swollen, red, or bleeding gums during your pregnancy, it’s definitely time to visit a dentist, because that might be a sign that you may be in the beginning stages of gum disease.

Affordable Family Dentistry in Derwood, Maryland

At Three Creek Dentistry, we love to see patients of all backgrounds and life stages. If you are pregnant and looking for affordable, comfortable dental care, we’d be more than happy to see you — and will be ready to see your little one when they’re ready for their first dental appointment, too! Contact us to schedule an appointment today!


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