You and your partner expecting a new bundle of joy. You’re likely feeling the bliss of motherhood and also the hassle of getting everything ready! Dr. Sam Cigno and our team stress the importance of taking the time to care for your dental health during pregnancy. The changes going on in your body, good and bad alike, are the result of hormones. You should be aware of these changes and what they can mean for your oral health.
Many pregnant women experience a swelling in the gums. This leads to a condition that is commonly referred to as pregnancy gingivitis. If you find your gums swelling or bleeding more than normal, all is not lost! Be proactive with your dental hygiene and your oral health care. Brush and floss your teeth daily and visit Bellefontaine Family Dental regularly. If you have pregnancy gingivitis, our dentist may recommend that you have professional dental cleanings and exams more frequently.
Oral Health Care While Pregnant
Make sure that Dr. Sam Cigno knows that you are pregnant as soon as you know. As needed, our dentist can adjust any dental treatments or dental medications that you need while you are pregnant. Certain procedures may be postponed until after your baby is born to avoid unnecessary risks. However, seeing your dentist for a routine appointment and dental X-ray is safe when you are expecting.
We invite you to contact our dental office at 314-741-5133 today to learn more and to set up an appointment. Our dentist and team in St. Louis, Missouri, is thrilled to help you maintain and improve your oral health while you’re expecting!