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What Can Happen if You Avoid Dental Care During Pregnancy?

Posted on 11/27/2017 by Office
Pregnancy Joshua Austin, DDS FAGD FACD TX 78249
A woman's body goes through a lot during pregnancy. She gains weight and also goes through hormonal instability, which increases risks of having gum problems. Neglect of dental care during pregnancy, especially during the early stages, can affect the overall health of the developing baby.

Being aware of the consequences of neglect for dental care during pregnancy will help you determine the best course to take before and after the delivery and before any other dental issues becomes advanced.

Your Dentist Can Help Avoid Discomforts and Possible Issues During Pregnancy

Pregnancy has always been uncomfortable for a woman who carries an additional weight and experiences constant bodily changes. Having an existing tooth problem can be a burden for someone who goes through the routines and humdrums of everyday life.

Having your teeth checked by our professional dentists will ensure that this crucial stage in your life will not lead to a bigger problem in the future. Maintaining dental health during pregnancy equates to a good overall health that will help you throughout the early stages of motherhood.

Dental Ailments Can Affect the Development of Your Baby

Leading studies have shown the connection between a pregnant woman suffering from a gum disease with having a premature birth and low birth weight among children. Prematurely born babies have a bigger tendency to suffer from a variety of health problems, including poor eyesight, hearing problems, and cerebral palsy to name a few.

A woman who visits her dentist before, during, and after pregnancy reduces the possibilities of having a premature delivery and ensures the safety of her unborn child. One additional consideration is a good oral hygiene even prior to getting pregnant as it eliminates dental problems along the line.

If you want to ensure your health and your unborn child, giving us a call before the first trimester can make the whole term of your pregnancy safe and worry free. Dental treatment procedures are much better done before you enter the crucial stages of your term.

If you have any questions or would like to schedule an appointment, please call us at (210) 408-7999 today.

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