The Dental Health of You and Your Baby During Pregnancy

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Pregnancy creates immense changes in your body, emotions and mouth. Our office knows you want to provide your baby with the best care possible and we’re here to help you. So be aware that your oral hygiene and dietary habits are affecting the wellbeing of you and your child’s dental health.

Your dental health changes may put you at risk for pregnancy gingivitis. This is because increased hormone levels make your gums sensitive to plaque and can cause gums to be red, tender, sore and bleed. You can combat your gums susceptibility to infection with proper oral hygiene. This means brushing twice a day with a fluoride toothpaste and cleaning between your teeth once a day. You should also speak to Dr. Tyjuan Williams about other steps you can take to keep your gums healthy.

Your diet is also a means to improve the dental health of you and your unborn baby. The substances you choose to eat directly correlate to the health and development of your baby. Therefore, you’ll want to have nutrient-rich foods like leafy greens, good protein and plenty of A, C and D vitamins. This is an essential part of making sure your teeth and gums receive great care, as well as those of your child.

We hope you can feel confident and accomplished in the care and consideration you take during your pregnancy. At Tyjuan Williams DMD, we know that the endeavor of pregnancy is life-changing. That is why we want you to have healthy teeth for a lifetime! You can welcome to contact our caring team at 706-868-4200 to ask any questions or set up an appointment. We look forward to improving the dental health of you and your baby during pregnancy and onward.