Pregnancy can be an exciting time to grow your family, but it also poses some serious risks for oral health. As pregnancy hormones increase levels of estrogen, these fluctuations can cause tooth decay, cavities, or even bone loss. It is vital to maintain proper nutrition through prenatal vitamins, as well as calcium supplements, to ensure not only your oral health but your overall well-being.
The best way we know how is through keeping up daily routines such as brushing twice per day, fluoride treatments, and avoiding foods that are highly acidic. Your dentist can recommend treatment options for any oral health issues that may arise based on your specific concerns during this special time.