You might be wondering if getting dental work done while you are pregnant is a safe thing to do. Getting your teeth and mouth cared for while you are carrying a baby is important.
There are many reasons why you should continue to see the dentist while you are expecting a baby. Here is more information for you about why you should see your dentist while you are pregnant.
Oral Disease and Preterm BirthThe research was done on why pregnant women should get their teeth and mouth taken care of while they are pregnant. It is because the study showed that oral disease from bacteria in the mouth could cause premature labor. While a woman is pregnant, her gums can swell.
The swelling is caused by her hormone levels rising. Not only will this make her gums swell, but it can also cause the gums to bleed and trap food which in turn can cause plaque buildup.
See Your Dentist During Your Second TrimesterIt is recommended that if you do decide to see your dentist while you are pregnant, you should visit him or her during your second trimester because it is safer during that time. The main reason for getting dental work done during your second trimester is because it may be hard to lie on your back during your third trimester.
Cosmetic Dentistry Should Be Postponed Until After BirthAlthough you should get fillings and other necessary dental work done to prevent cavities and infection, cosmetic dentistry during pregnancy, such as teeth whitening and other unnecessary cosmetic dentistry, should be postponed until after you give birth. You can wait for those types of dental work until after your baby is born. They are not important.
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