Posted on 3/17/2020 by Michael Mettler
If you’re pregnant—especially if you’re pregnant for the first time—you may be both excited and nervous. You probably understand that there are several things you’ll need to do to get ready. You also know that your body will change to accommodate your little one, but did you know that your mouth will change as well?
For example, you’ll have more fluid in your body while you’re pregnant, which can lead to problems in your oral cavity. Your hormones can also be elevated, which can cause swelling in your gums. Sadly, this leaves pregnant women more vulnerable to gingivitis. If your gingivitis isn’t treated, it could become worse and ultimately lead to a number of serious problems.
Sadly, because gum disease can let bad plaque and bacteria into your bloodstream, your overall health could suffer. Sadly, this problem can also affect your little one. In fact, if your gum disease isn’t addressed, you could be more likely to have gum disease, high blood pressure, preeclampsia, preterm delivery, and even heart disease.
We also recommend scheduling regular appointments with our dentist, Dr. Patty Martin regularly. If you have more questions, please don’t hesitate to contact Stone Creek Dental Care at 509-525-5902. We look forward to receiving your call soon.